“Thank God” we say when we intend to praise
The essence of all good personified
As someone with the mercy to amaze
And save us through his power to provide.
In doing so, we merely elevate
The memory of our parents’ providence
Toward us, when we were young, to the estate
Of godhead, their love and caring made immense.
“Thank goodness,” then, is more appropriate,
A quality we all should emulate,
For goods and services that benefit
The world are what make human beings great.
The godliness of goodness becomes real
When any hungry soul is fed a meal.