Mess Grace

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  1. Does anyone know the words to the RLC Mess Grace please, :lol:
  2. I think it is

    "For the food we are about to eat, and the skill of those who prepare and serve it, Lord make us truly grateful, Amen."

    Alternatively get hold of HQ DRLC
  3. And what an inspired, resonant and moving appeal to the heavens it is to........... about one up from Rub a dub dub, Cheers for the grub....
  4. For a truly inspiring Grace I always turn to Rabbie Burns:

    "Some hae meat and cannae eat, and some wad eat that want it; but we hae meat, and we can eat, and sae the Lord be thankit"

    Works for me...
  5. He's so good,
    He's real fine,
    He turned water into wine,
    Has anybody seen JC?


    Not since Easter Monday,
    Riding on a donkey
    Has anybody seen JC.

    With an 8 inch nob,
    With size 10 feet,
    He gave his life so we could eat,
    Has anybody seen JC?


    Not since Easter Monday,
    Riding on a donkey
    Has anybody seen JC.

    He's the best,
    He's the most,
    We can have Marmite on our toast,
    Has anybody seen JC?


    Not since Easter Monday,
    Riding on a donkey
    Has anybody seen JC.

  6. Three cheers for God.
  7. Artillery one....

    "For what we are about to recieve.......Thank God"
  8. Aha - attributed to Burns, and certainly spoken by him at a Dinner in Selkirk (hence, "The Selkirk Grace") but questionable whether he actually wrote it. Having said that, it works for me as well (especially when you get about a nanosecond's warning that you are saying Grace and it's not an RLC function).

    Robert Burns did write this:

    A Grace Before Dinner

    O thou who kindly dost provide
    For every creature's want!
    We bless Thee, 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. Amen!

    He also wrote :

    A Grace After Dinner

    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. Amen!

    Personally, I find it much easier to make sure no-one forgot to invite the Padre. Then it's his problem to worry about Grace. And leaves the rest of us free to "entertain" Mr. Vice. :twisted:
  9. Royal Navy:

    "Incoming food- Grace Grace Grace".
  10. Of course, for non-serious (read non-career-threatening) situations, I always like the wind-up, as follows:

    Everyone waiting to be seated.

    Head Shed (or Longhaired RSM) "Pies, please say Grace" or "Pies would like to say Grace."

    Me "Grace. Thank you very much."

    Cue much confusion... :)
  11. I think the word "eat" should be replaced by "receive". However, the definative version is in Corps Instructions and, most Messes include it as an annexe to Mess Rules. If not, then it's certainly worth putting in there.

    God Save the Queen and Messes from Super MAC!
  12. Over the teeth and round the gums look out stomach here it comes gets you three bottles of port if that helps
  13. There are 2 Corps Graces.

    Which one you use will depend on your audience and how much ale you have had.

    1. For the food and drink you are about to receive and for the skill of those who prepare and serve it, may the lord make us truely grateful AMEN.

    2. Oh big Loggie in the sky, Thanks for the beef n onion pie, the bread n butter was sorely missed so lets go to the bar and all get pissed AMEN.

    I am sure you can work work out which is the real one, if not enjoy the extras :D