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He Has Given Us the Sun and the Moon

He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars
and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans
and all that lives and moves upon them.
He has given us all green things
and everything that blossoms and bears fruit
and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused.
And to save us from our own foolishness
He came down to earth and gave us Himself.

- S. Undset

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