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JESUS LOVES ME THIS I KNOW

John 3:16

 For God so loved the world,

that he gave his only begotten Son,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life.

 

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It’s comforting to know whether we are 1 year old

or 110 years old Jesus loves us!

 

 

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 “Jesus Loves Me”

simply states the profound truth of God’s love.

It was originally written in 1860 as a poem by Anna B. Warner

and included as part of a story meant to comfort the heart of a dying child.

In 1861 it was put to music by William Bradbury,

who added the chorus and published it.

 

 Jesus Loves 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.

Jesus loves me!

Loves me still,

Tho I’m very weak and ill,

That I might from sin be free,

Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me!

He who died

Heaven’s gate to open wide;

He will wash away my sin,

Let His little child come in.

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.

Chorus:

Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me!

Yes, Jesus loves me!

The Bible tells me so.

–Anna B. Warner, 1820 -1915

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Joseph Prince relates this account:

 I heard a story of a minister from Oregon

who was assigned to provide

counseling in a

state mental institution.

 His first assignment was to

 a padded cell that housed

deranged, barely clothed patients.

 The stench of human

excrement filled the room.

 He couldn’t even

talk to the inmates,

let alone counsel them –

the only responses he got

were groans, moans,

and demonic laughter.

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Then the Holy Spirit prompted him

to sit in the middle of the room

and for a full hour sing

the famous hymn that goes,

“Jesus loves me!

 This I know,

for the Bible tells me so.

 Little ones to Him belong;

they are weak,

but He is strong.”

Nothing happened at the

end of that first day,

but he persisted.

 For weeks he would sit and sing

the same melody

with greater conviction each time:

“Yes, Jesus loves me!

 Yes, Jesus loves me!

 Yes, Jesus loves me!

The Bible tells me so.”

As the days passed,

the patients began singing

with him one by one.

 Amazingly, by the end of the first month,

thirty-six of the severely ill patients

were transferred from the

high-dependency ward

to a self-care ward.

Within a year,

all but two were discharged

from the mental institution.”

 

 The hymn’s ongoing popularity

lies in its succinct elegance

in unveiling Jesus’ heart.

 It beckons one to recognize

that no matter what

challenges, failures,

and misdeeds one might

be dealing with,

the love of Jesus

remains a

constant.

“Jesus loves me!

 This I know,”

How so?

“For the Bible tells me so.”

So simple,

yet so powerful.

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Yes, Jesus loves you.

If you haven’t invited Jesus into your heart,

a sincere prayer from your heart is enough.

“Jesus I believe you died on the cross for me.

Forgive me of my sins and

come into my heart.”

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When you’re crying yourself to sleep,

know that Jesus is lending His shoulder to you.

When you’re pushed to the ground,

know that Jesus is holding out His hands to you.

When you feel like dying,

know that Jesus died to let you live.

When you feel like no one loves you,

know that Jesus loves you more than you can imagine.

 

 

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