Writers: Mitchell Parish, Michael Edwards and Sigmund Spaeth
Publishers: EMI Mills Music Inc (ASCAP)
From the album GATHER ME (1971)

Tell me why the stars do shine
Tell me why the ivy twines
Tell me why the ocean's 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 oceans blue
Because God made you, that's why I love you