Jesus Loves Me
by Anna B. Warner, William. B Bradbury
Jesus loves me! This I know, Eph 5:2
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong
They are weak but He is strong.

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

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.

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

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.

Public Domain 1860

The song 'Jesus Loves Me' was originally written as a poem. It was from a 19th century novel written in 1860 by Anna Bartlett Warner. In her novel Say and Seal, the main character recites a poem to a dying child to comfort the little one with the love of Jesus. Then in 1860 William B. Bradbury, considered to be a major force in American church music, read the book Say and Seal and discovered the poem. He was immediately inspired by the message and put it to music, completing it by adding the chorus.


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