Jesus loves me, this I know

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.
Jesus, take this heart of mine;
Make it pure and wholly Thine.
Thou hast bled and died for me;
I will live henceforth for Thee.
  Yes, I love Jesus.
Yes, I love Jesus.
Yes, I love Jesus.
In prayer I tell Him so.

Irvine, CA, United States

This just popped into my head and had to Google it. I remember like most from childhood in church. Love it and I love the King of Kings.

Rajkumar Tadigoppula

Bhiwandi, Maharashtra, India

Thank you for this wonderful combination of Music and Text with Piano and Guitar notes! God Bless You people!!

Jacky Thompson

Enfield, United Kingdom

Use to sing this at bush hill park methodist church when we were little in sunday school.

Dorcas T. Adesanya

London, England, United Kingdom

Thank You Jesus the lover of my soul, Alpha and Omega, You are worthy to be praised. In all generation there is no one like Jesus!!! Yes Jesus Loves Me And I Love Him Too. Thanks for uploading this song and God bless you all. Shalom!

Rick Varney

My mother was taking my 3 year old daughter, Kelsey by the hand going for a walk. They heard a Robin cheerfully singing in a tree above them. Mom asked Kelsey, "What do you think that Robin is singing", Thinking for a few moments She responded by breaking into this Chorus; "Yes Jesus Loves me"...

Terry Grieve

Anaheim, CA, United States

This song has comforted me since I was 4 years old.


Thank you for the song, Jesus.

Eugenia Kaitell

Tobyhanna, PA, United States

Loved this song as a child, but as an adult it means a whole lot more. "My first love"



I love Jesus.

Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

This song was written by Anna Bartlett Warner (1820-1915) in 1860. The chorus and tune were added by William Batchelder Bradbury in 1862 - Wikipedia.


Anna Warner and her sister, Susan, grew up near West Point Military Academy, where they became known for leading Sunday school services for the young men there. After the death of their father, a New York lawyer, the sisters supported themselves with their various literary endeavors. Susan became a best-selling novelist. Anna also wrote novels and published 2 collections of poems. She wrote this simple hymn in 1860 to be included in one of her sister's novels. In the story, it was a poem of comfort spoken to a dying child.

... Once when asked to summarize the essential truths of the Christian faith, the great Swiss theologian Karl Barth gave this simple answer: "Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so." - Great Songs of Faith by Brown & Norton


Betty 7/2012 gives the additional original stanzas. Marilee 1/2013 gives more stanzas which were added later. There is another original stanza that is usually omitted, probably because it fit the specific context of the novel it was written for but not general situations. But it is touching especially when the context is considered:


Jesus loves me—loves me still,

Though I'm very weak and ill;

From his shining throne on high,

Comes to watch me where I lie.


In 1943 in the Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy's PT-109 was rammed and sunk. Islanders Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana who found Kennedy and the survivors remember that when they rode on PT boats to retrieve the survivors, the Marines sang this song with the natives, who had learned it from Seventh-day Adventist missionaries - Wikipedia