“Jesus Loves me, this I know…” These simple words bring back so many memories for me. I remember singing that song at church as a child, hearing other people sing it to me, and then when my children were babies it was one of the songs I sang as I rocked them to sleep. The words are so simple, but the meaning of those words is powerful.
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.
The words of this song were written by Anna Bartlett Warner in 1859. She wrote the words as a poem that was included in her novel, Say and Seal. In 1861 William Bradbury added a refrain and wrote the tune to the song as we know it today. “Jesus Loves Me” is occasionally listed in hymnals under the name China because of its popularity with churches in China. There is even a story of someone using the term, ” This I know people” to secretly describe Christians.
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There are some really simple ways to study this song. It is an easy one to memorize the lyrics to and there are some great options for learning to play it on the piano, violin, recorder or other instrument for beginners. There is also a version that shows the song in American Sign Language that would be fun to learn. We also plan to spend some time looking at various verses in the Bible that tells us that Jesus loves us. I have also included some free copy work for this song as well as a variety of versions that you can listen to and enjoy.
I also am excited to share with you that we are collaborating with Nana from You Are An Artist Chalk Pastels who is doing a great painting to go along with this hymn tomorrow. This is a fun way to engage your little artists in hymn study or your musicians in art. To check out the art lesson from You Are An Artist Chalk Pastels you need to be a You Are An Artist Clubhouse Member! This brand new lesson is included in the You Are An Artist Clubhouse membership.
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