As I continue my quest to encourage Catholics to sing more when we gather for faith formation and various other activities in our parishes, I would like to suggest a simple melody for singing Grace before mealtime. Rather than create a new melody, I suggest we use the melody from the traditional “Agnus Dei” and use the words of our traditional Grace Before Meals prayer:
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive, from thy bounty through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Here’s a brief video demonstrating the idea. Pardon my lousy singing voice but, thank goodness, it’s very brief!