188. Jesus Loves Me!

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1 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.

2 Jesus loves me! This I know,
as he loved so long ago,
taking children on his knee,
saying, "Let them come to me." [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus loves me! This I know
Title: Jesus Loves Me!
Author (stanza 1): Anna Bartlett Warner (1859)
Author (stanza 2): David Rutherford McGuire (1971)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: with refrain
Scripture: Proverbs 8:17; Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17; John 15:13; Romans 8:35-39; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Ephesians 3:16-19; Ephesians 5:1-2; 1 John 3:16
Topic: Assurance; Children; Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus (3 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Yes, Jesus loves me!
Tune Information
Composer: William Batchelder Bradbury (1862, alt.)
Meter: with refrain
Key: C Major

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Few songs of faith have supported people from cradle to grave like this one. The great theologian Karl Barth said that its opening two lines were a summary of all that he had learned. The composer formed the refrain from those lines when creating this universally-used tune.

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