Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jesus Loves Me

Simple and powerful...I was huuming this song to myself one day last week when I suddenly got the urge to find out more about it...I absolutely love the first verse but I googled the song online only to find there are actually five verses and all equally as powerful. If you don't know the story behind this powerful song, it was written by a women who was asked to write something for a dying boy to cheer him up. Isn't it amazing how the simple things in life can end up being the most life changing. Here is the rest of this most beloved song. Read it and ponder it. It just might stir something up in you. It certainly did for me.

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.’

Repeat Refrain

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

Repeat Refrain

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

Repeat Refrain

“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.

Repeat Refrain

(Note: this next stanza from the original is commonly omitted in hymnals)

“Jesus loves me! Loves me still,
Though I’m very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.”


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