Children All Over the World
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    Children All Over the World

    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