Reading: Psalm 149
At camp, we always sing a grace before a meals followed by a spoken prayer. A lot of the graces we sing are set to modern tunes or popular folk songs. While I like each grace in its own special way, there is one grace I really enjoy singing each time we do it.
We usually reserve this grace for when we eat away from the dining hall. Since most people know it by heart, we don't need words in front of us. Hearing campers and adults sing this grace, giving praise and thanksgiving to God, always is very special to me. Since most know it, it is usually the grace that is sung the loudest of any other.
You probably know this grace, too. It's been sung for years, often as the offering is collected at the front of the church during a worship service. It has particular meaning this time of year.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
--Chad Hershberger, Camp Mount Luther Director
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