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"Jesus Loves Me"
"Jesus Loves Me"

"Jesus Loves Me"  lyrics, Text Format

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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

  • Rhythm: intermediate: | ti ti ti/ ri | syncopation,
    | ti ti ti ti | ti ti ta | ta ti ti | ti ta/ | syncopation

  • Pitches: intermediate: Do Re Mi So La Do - pentatonic scale

  • Intervals: intermediate: 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)


"Jesus Loves Me"

  1. Jesus loves me, this I know,
For the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to him belong,
They are week, but he is strong.
    Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
Yes, Jesus loves me,
The Bible tells me so.
  2. When the nights are dark and long,
In my heart He puts a song.
Telling me in words so clear,
"Have no fear, for I am near."

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, "Let come to Me."

  4. Jesus loves me when I'm good,
When I do the things I should,
Jesus loves me when I'm bad,
Though it makes Him very sad.
  5. Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.
  6. 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! Loves me still
Tho' I'm very weak and ill;
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.

  8. 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.

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