Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs Father's Table Grace Lyrics

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12 string lead in by Scruggs.....Flatt Recites the song.....

As we sit at the table our family's heads bowed low
My thoughts returned to childhood And the finest man I know
He didnt speak good english just a simple man
But when he's talking to the Lord even a little child can understand

I was young and restless but the thought still comes to me
When I told my dad I felt I was old enough to leave
He sit there at the table and a look came on his face
And he never spoke another word til he said the table grace

He said our precious Heavenly Father We're all gathered here today
To give Thee thanks for blessings so humbly we pray
My oldest son is leaving But I'm sure he knows whats best
But just in case would you stand by and help him stand the test

Lord he's awful neglectful About church on Sunday Morn
And if he gets with the wrong crowd Would you let him hold your arm
And if he flies too high Would you clip his wings
But dont let him fall too hard I'm sure Lord you can handle things

I've tried my best from day to day To teach him right from wrong
And he's grown to be a fine young man and he's always blessed our home
We pray Thee Lord for guidance That he wont build upon the sand
But we wont worry half as much If we know he's in your hands

And oh yes Lord It wont be long til Ill be comin home
Dont make me wait too long
We pray Thee Lord for guidance Please clinse us from our sins
So we can all be together in Heaven In Jesus' name Amen

The table was silent as tears streamed down my face
And from that day on I based my life on Father's Table Grace....

12 string lead out
Thanks to Ron for submitting Father's Table Grace Lyrics.