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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Jesus Loves Me


I love the words to the old hymn Jesus Loves Me. The most profound parts of the song are never sung. Ponder the poetry and the grace.
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Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

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Refrain

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

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Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, “Let them come to Me.”

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Refrain

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

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Refrain

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

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Refrain

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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.

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Refrain

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This stanza from the original is commonly omitted in hymnals:

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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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Read the history: 

http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/j/e/jesuslme.htm

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