Jesus Loves Me
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Vocalist is Amy Robbins-Wilson

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Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Chorus:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, “Let them come to Me.”

Chorus

Jesus loves me when I'm good,
When I do the things I should,
Jesus loves me when I'm bad,
Though it makes Him very sad.

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Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

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Jesus loves me! He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

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Jesus loves me! Loves me still
Tho' I'm very weak and ill;
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.

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Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

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Alternative lyrics by Amy

Jesus loves me this I know
His arms outstretched wherever I go
He is with me day and night
And with him there is no fear in sight.

Jesus loves me every day
He guides my steps along the way
When I have a doubt or fear
I call on him and he draws near.

Background

The words to this gloriously simple song were written by two sisters, Susan Bogert Warner and Anna Bartlett Warner in 1860. William Batchelder Bradbury, who was born in York, Maine, found the poem and set it to music in 1862. While doing so, he also added the famous chorus.

In some hymnals it was originally entitled “China.” Why? I can not seem to find out. However, it was the favorite hymn of Japeth Washburn who named his town China, Maine in honor of his favorite hymn. It is one of the most beloved hymns of the Christian tradition.

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