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"Thanks for Food #2" Lyrics, Text Format

Introducing dotted half and dotted quarter, while expanding the vocal range.



  • Grade: First
  • Origin: Emilie Poulsson, Eleanor Smith
  • Key: E Flat Major
  • Time: 4/4
  • Form: AABC
  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ta ti ti ta/ ti | ta ti ti ta/a |
    | ta ti ti ta ti ti | ta ta ti ti ta | ta ta ta ta |
    | ta/a/a (ta) |
  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do
  • Intervals: intermediate: Mi/So, So\Mi, Mi/Do, La\Re, So\Do, Do/Fa
  • Musical Elements: notes: dotted half, half, dotted quarter, quarter, eighth; rest: quarter; tempo: moderato/moderately (86-97 BPM)
  • Key Words: sacred, God, Thee, Thanksgiving, prayer, blessing, giving thanks, food, bread, strength, joy, employ

“Thanks For Food #2”

Thanks to Thee, O God we give
For the food by which we live.
May we eat our bread with joy,
And our strength for Thee employ.

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