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Children All Over the World

Children’s Songbook of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Gratefully

All over the world at the end of day,

Heav’nly Father’s children kneel down and pray,

Each saying thank you in his own special way,

Saying thank you, thank you in his own special way.

“Gracias.” (grah-see-ahs) “Malo.” (mah-loh) “Wir danken dir.” (veer don-ken deer)

All over the world tender voices hear.

Some say “tak,” (tahk) others “merci,” (mare-see)

“Kansha shimasu,” (kahn-shah shee-mah-sue) we thank thee.

Our Heavenly Father hears them;

He understands each tongue.

Our Heav’nly Father knows them;

He loves them, loves them, ev’ry one.

Non-English words for thank you:
Spanish: gracias
Tongan: mālō
German: wir danken dir
Danish: tak
French: merci
Japanese: kansha shimasu

Words: Peggy Hill Ryskamp, b. 1949. © 1975 IRI

Music: Beth Groberg Stratton, b. 1944. © 1975 IRI

Doctrine and Covenants 59:7

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