Jesus Loves Me (William Bradbury) Jesus loves me this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong They are weak but He is strong cho: Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me The Bible tells me so Jesus loves me He who died Heaven's gates 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 If I love Him when I die He will take me home on high 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 The Evangelical Church School Hymnal (c 1931) includes this verse credited to Bradbury: Jesus loves me! Loves me still, Tho' I'm very weak and ill; From His shining throng on high, Comes to watch me where I lie. On a separate page it has the following verses with no author credit only the comment "the favorite hymn of China". Jesus loves me, this I know For the flowers tell me so; Tell me by their fragrance sweet, Lying all around our feet. Jesus loves me, this I know, For the birds they tell me so; Tell me by their merry song, Singing now the whole day long. Jesus loves me this I know, For the sunbeams tell me so; Tell me by their gladsome light, Shining clear from morn till night. Jesus loves me this I know, For the raindrops tell me so; Tell me as they gently fall On the trees, the flow'rs, and all. I would guess these "nature" verses would be easier to sell in a non-Christian country. RR note: When I was a (non-Christian) kid, we sang: Jesus hates me, this I know 'Cause my rabbi told me so RG GG, RR, RG OCT98
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