Lifespring! HymnStories

Hosted BySteve Webb

The stories behind the great Christian hymns, after which you will hear a version of the hymn performed by some of the most talented musicians and singers.

HS53: Lifespring! HymnStories “Jesus Loves Me – Revisited”

Take Two

Revisiting the story behind “Jesus Loves Me”, perhaps the best known children’s hymn of all time. The reason we’re doing this is that, when I did it in HymnStories #2, I didn’t have a version of the music with the lyrics that was cleared for play in a podcast. Now that more music is available, I felt it was time to bring it back.

Jesus Loves Me

Lyrics: Anna B. Warner
Music: William B. Bradbury

Verse 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.

Verse 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.

Verse 3
Jesus take this heart of mine,
Make it pure and wholly Thine;
Thou has bled and died for me,
I will hence-forth live for Thee.

Verse 4
Jesus loves me! He will stay,
Close beside me all the way;
He’s prepared a home for me,
And someday His face I’ll see.

Music In This Episode

Vocal Rendition

James Morrison”Jesus Loves Me”
from “James Morrison: Gospel Collection Volume One”

Instrumental Version

Special thanks to Larry Elliot for allowing me to use his version in the show.

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