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A Poet's Grace

 

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


BEFORE MEAT
O Thou, who kindly dost provide
For ev'ry creature's want!
We bless the God of Nature wide
For all Thy goodness lent.
And if it please Thee, heavenly Guide,
May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted or denied,
Lord, bless us with content.

AFTER MEAT
O Thou, in whom we live and move,
Who made the sea and shore,
Thy goodness constantly we prove,
And, grateful, would adore;
And, if it please Thee, Power above!
Still grant us with such store
The friend we trust, the fair we love,
And we desire no more.



O You, who kindly does provide
For every creature's want!
We bless the God of Nature wide
For all Your goodness lent.
And if it please You, heavenly Guide,
May never worse be sent;
But, whether granted or denied,
Lord, bless us with content.


O You, in whom we live and move,
Who made the sea and shore,
Your goodness constantly we prove,
And, grateful, would adore;
And, if it please You, Power above!
Still grant us with such store
The friend we trust, the fair we love,
And we desire no more.

 

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