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(learned at camps in the 1940s)

(staff with melody)

Tell me why the stars do shine,
Tell me why the ivy twines,
Tell me why the skies are blue,
And I will tell you just why I love you.

Because God made the stars to shine,
Because God made the ivy twine,
Because God made the skies so blue,
Because God made you, that's why I love you.

I really think that God above
Created you for me to love.
God picked you out from all the rest,
Because God knew I'd love you the best.

(from miriam berg's folksong collection)