Thank you Lord / Right Where we Are

This children's hymn of thankfulness was written by American musician and 1970s Fisherfolk lead-singer Diane Andrew (nee Davis) - ref.

It was first published in 1971 by Celebration Services International.  Later publications include

Early publications, and some current videos, have the first verse as "Thank you Lord for giving us life", while most of the more recent videos show it as "Thank you Lord for this fine day" or " ... for this new day".   Other verses of thanks eg "for friends and family", "for our school" can be added as desired.

It is set to an unnamed tune, also by Davis /Andrews. This has a 4/4 time signature. In the key of G, the first few notes are B#A B GG D EE G D, with accompanying chords G / C / G.





Downloads


Examples


Singer and backing track - professional recording:



Singer self-accompanied on guitar:



Singer and choir with backing track:



Instrumental - piano:



Instrumental - organ:


Lyrics

The lyrics are copyright so cannot be reproduced here. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
1. Thank you, Lord, for this new day,
Thank you, Lord, for this new day,
Thank you, Lord, for this new day,
Right where we are.

Chorus
Alleluia, praise the Lord, x3
right where we are.

2. Thank you, Lord, for food to eat ...

3. Thank you, Lord, for clothes to wear ...

4. Thank you, Lord, for all your gifts


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