Fulness of the Earth

“Fulness of the Earth,” Friend, Nov. 1972, inside front cover

Fulness of the Earth

The fulness of the earth is yours!

The beasts of the field and the fowls of the air

And that which climbeth upon the trees

And walketh upon the earth.

And all good things which come of the earth

In the season thereof

Are made for the benefit and the use of man,

Both to please the eye and to gladden the heart—

For food and for raiment,

For taste and for smell,

To strengthen the body and to enliven the soul.

And it pleaseth God that He hath given

All these things unto man,

For unto this end were they made

To be used with judgment.

Doctrine and Covenants 59:15–20 [D&C 59:15–20]

Illustrated by Jerry Harston