- Jesus Loves Me
Jesus Loves Me is a
Christian hymnwritten by Anna B. Warner [ [http://www.cyberhymnal.org/bio/w/a/r/warner_ab.htm] Biography and hymns of Anna Bartlett Warner (1827-1915).] The lyrics first appeared as a poem in the context of a novel called "Say and Seal", written by Susan Warnerand published in 1860. The tune was added in 1862 by William Batchelder Bradburywho found the text of "Jesus Loves Me" in a book, in which the words were spoken as a comforting poem to a dying child. Along with his tune, Bradbury added his own chorus "Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus Loves me..." After publication the song became one of the most popular Christian hymns in churches around the world.
:Jesus loves me! This I know,:For the Bible tells me so.:Little ones to Him belong;:They are weak, but He is strong.
::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.”
: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.
:Jesus loves me still today,:Walking with me on my way,:Wanting as a friend to give:Light and love to all who live.
: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! 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 will stay:Close beside me all the way;:Thou hast bled and died for me,:I will henceforth live for Thee.
Three verses appear along with the first verse in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, the hymnal of the
Evangelical Lutheran Synod. These four verses are the only verses of the hymn in this hymnal.
:Jesus loves me! See His grace!:On the cross He took my place.:There He suffered and He died, :That I might be glorified.
:Jesus loves me! God's own Son:Over sin the vict'ry won.:When I die, saved by His grace,:I shall see Him face to face.
:Jesus loves me! He is near.:He is with His Church so dear.:And the Spirit He has sent:By His Word and Sacrament.
Versions have been recorded by contemporary artists such as
Whitney Houston, cocorosie, Destiny's Child, Anita Bryant, Kenny Loggins, Sting, Dolly Parton, Javier Bardem, The Coen Brothers, Jimmy Carter, Aretha Franklin, Tim Curry, Danity Kane, William Sledd, Cher, Christie Brinkley, Jaslene Gonzalez, Placeboand Mariah Carey.fact|date=June 2008
Some characters in the PC and Xbox 360 game
Bioshocksing the first line of the song randomly. [WikiQuote [http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/BioShock] WikiQuote 2008]
Many versions can be found in a [http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=jesus+loves+me search of shared videos]
In the movie Phantoms the first line of the song appeared on a computer screen.fact|date=June 2008
In 1943 in the
Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy's PT-109was rammed and sunk. Islanders Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumanawho found Kennedy and the survivors remembers that when they rode on PT boats to retrieve the survivors, the Marines sang this song with the natives, who learned it from missionaries. [Time Pacific magazine [www.time.com/time/pacific/magazine] Time Pacific Aug 15, 2005]
* [http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/j/e/jesuslme.htm Cyber Hymnal about the hymn]
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