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Jesus Loves Me



Popular children’s hymn introduces dotted rhythms easily, using the pentatonic scale.

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  • Grade: Kindergarten
  • Origin: USA – Christian Children’s Hymn – Hymn by Susan Warner 1860, Music and Chorus by William Batcheldor Bradbury 1862
  • Key: C Major
  • Time: 2/4
  • Form: ABAC, chorus: ABAC
  • Rhythmintermediate: | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti ti | ti ta/ | syncopation
  • Pitchesintermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do – pentatonic scale
  • Intervalsintermediate: So\Mi, Mi\Do, Mi/So, La/Do\La, Do/Mi, So\Do, So\Mi\Do descending tonic arpeggio
  • Musical Elements: notes: half, quarter, eighth, sixteenth, dotted quarter, dotted eighth, four measure phrases, syncopation, pentatonic scale, tonic arpeggio
  • Key Words: sacred, children’s hymn, character education, Jesus’s story, bible, weak, strong, children, bad, good, light, love, friend, give, live, heaven, sin, sad, ill, sin, died, bled, henceforth, thee (you), nights, clear, fear, near, heart, knee, wide, gate,close, tho’ (although), wanting, hast (has)

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