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.

Chorus

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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