Jesus Loves Me

This simple hymn was written in 1859. Anna Bartlett Warner (1827–1915) based on 1 Corinthians 6:19

 Do you not know that your body is the temple (the very sanctuary) of the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, whom you have received as a Gift from God? You are not your own,

It began as a poem to comfort a dying child but when published as a song, it became one of the most popular Christian hymns ever.

Jesus loves me—this I know, For the Bible tells me so:

Little ones to him belong, —They are weak, but he is strong.

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, though I’m very weak and ill;

From his shining throne on high, comes to watch me where I lie.

Jesus loves me—he will stay Close beside me all the way.

Then his little child will take Up to heaven for his dear sake

And of course, the chorus—Yes Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me/

In 1943 in the Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 was rammed and sunk. Islanders 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 missionaries

Sing it yourself, especially after you took Christ at his promise in yesterday’s devotional.

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