Jesus Loves Me

The hymn that has influenced children for Christ more than any other is this simply stated one, “Jesus Loves Me.”
Anna Bartlett Warner wrote this text in 1860 with her sister, Susan, as a part of one of the best-selling novels of that day. The novel was written by Susan, entitled “Say and Seal”.
In the novel, one of the characters, Mr. Linden, comforted Johnny Fax, a dying child, with the words of “Jesus Loves Me.”

(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.

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

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

(3) Jesus, take this heart of mine,.
Make it pure and wholly Thine;
On the cross You died for me,
I will try to live for Thee.

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

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