Ev-ryone Knows it's JEE-ZUS!

Well, OK, not Jesus, but “God” didn’t have enough syllables.

At any rate, here I am, Googling for some sort of traditional (American) Thanksgiving hymn or prayer, and I’ve just come across this gem, apparently written as a grace for scouts:


Thanks be to God the Father Almighty,
Thanks be to God who gives us this food.
Thanks be to God the Spirit Eternal,
Thanks be to God forever.

He gives us the starry sky.
He gives us the birds that fly.
He gives us the rainbows high
Above the clouds . . .

Thanks be to God the Father Almighty,
Thanks be to God who gives us this food.
Thanks be to God the Spirit Eternal,
Thanks be to God forever.**

Nice, right? But here’s the best part–it’s sung to the tune of The Association’s Windy!

(You know:

*Who’s trippin’ down the streets of the ci-ty
Smiling at ev’rybody she sees . . .
Who’s reaching out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it’s WIN-DEE!

And Win-dy has STOR! MEE! EYES!
That flash at the sound! of! lies!
And Windy has wings! to! fly!
Above the CLOUUUUDS . . .*)

Maybe I’m the last dog to the dish on this one, but I’ve never seen it before, and it is crackin’ me up! I love singing it. Go ahead. Try it. It will make you giggle.

That danged Association! What’s with them? Stealing the tune to a nice hymn like that just for a silly pop song? Indeed!

You know, lately a few Doves songs have been running rampant through my head so that I’m vaguely humming “Caught By the River” at inopportune moments.

Realize that because of you I’m going to be occasionally bursting into “Ev-ryone knows it’s Windy!” (or possibly Ev-ryone knows it’s Jesus!" for a lot of today. I hope you’re satisfied.


It’s the first I’ve thought of it since 1971, but I remember that song. I was 12, and my kid brother and I sang it at a weekend retreat at Drummond Chapel in Morgantown, WV. It was held by Religious House’, a lefty Christian commune from Pittsburgh. They had another song sung to the tune of “Take Me Home Country Roads”.

I became an atheist shortly afterward. Do the math.

I don’t even want to know how that one went. :wink:

But you still believe in Windy, don’t you? :stuck_out_tongue:

I was once at a Roman Catholic mass (I’m one myself) - for the life of me I cannot remember where, but probably in Australia - where they sang the Our Father to the tune of Gilly Gilly Ossenfeffer Katzenellen Bogen By The Sea, complete with repeats:

I nearly walked out…

When I read the thread title I thought it was to the tune of the “Slinky” commercial song.

Damn.OK here we go again with this post.

Match of the Day theme…Add these words

Why don’t you put your trust in Jesus and ask Him to come in
He saw your need from up in Heaven and died to save from sin
Why don’t you take Him at His promise and let Him hold your hand
He will take and guide and lead you till you reach the Promised Land

You can have fun with While Shepherds Watched
Try it to the Archers theme
Now try it to Eyelevel :slight_smile:

I know that grace. (although I think there is somethingn “wrong” with the lyrics the OP provided. I don’t know what though). Sung it for years. Never understood why one of my scout leaders thought of it as “Wendy”. Have actually heard the original on the radio, and it is just freaky. Which is really odd because I’ve sung “The Flintstones’Grace” and probably some others based on familiar tunes with decidedly non-sacred lyrics and not had any mental problems with it.

Figures, I hit submit and the “correct” lyrics just pop into my head:

Thanks be to God the Father Almighty
Thanks be to God who came to this earth,
Thanks be to God the spirit eternal
Thanks be to God forever.

Of course, I remember hearing 15 or so years ago that the Girl Scouts were trying to downplay versions of songs which emphasized a Triune God in favor of songs which just mention One God (most religions have one God).

Me, too . . . Now I can’t get it out of my head . . .

Who walks downstairs,
alone or in pairs,
and makes a Jesuty sound.
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!
Everyone knows it’s Jesus!
It’s Jesus, It’s Jesus, for fun he’s a wonderful toy,
It’s Jesus, It’s Jesus, he’s fun for a girl & a boy!

Well, my favorite grace to sing is a grace that was made up by my cousin. It includes the lines -

Thank you God for sending your son who loves and cares for us
All the people that He has helped would never fit on a bus.


The springy sound you hear would be Jesus on a pogo stick.

Me, three. It’s been there all day. I finally decided to come in her and curse at auntie em for it. It’s good to know I’m not alone in my torment.

:: casts an evil eye towards Kansas City ::

Damn you auntie em, damn you.