Jesus Loves Even Me, the Song and the Story

Composer Philip Paul Bliss Writes Jesus Loves Even Me



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Philip Bliss (1838-1876) wrote many well loved hymns, including Hallelujah, 'Tis Done!, and By and By. In 1870 Bliss wrote Jesus Loves Even Me to be sung by children. The simple song appealed to adults also, and soon found its way into many hymnals.

In 1870, Bliss was inspired to write Jesus Loves Even Me, while listening to the song Yes Jesus Loves Me, by Anna Bartlett Warner.

Jesus Loves Even Me

I am so glad that our Father in Heav'n
Tells of His love in the Book He has giv'n;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see,
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.

Refrain:
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me.
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.

Though I forget Him, and wander away,
Still He doth love me wherever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms I do flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.

Refrain

Oh, if there's only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song through eternity be,
Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me!

Refrain

Jesus loves me, and I know I love Him;
Love brought Him down my poor soul to redeem;
Yes, it was love made Him die on the tree;
Oh, I am certain that Jesus loves me!
Refrain If one should ask of me, how can I tell?
Glory to Jesus, I know very well!
God's Holy Spirit with mine doth agree,
Constantly witnessing Jesus loves me.

Refrain

In this assurance I find sweetest rest,
Trusting in Jesus, I know I am blessed;
Satan, dismayed, from my soul now doth flee,
When I just tell him that Jesus loves me.

Refrain

“The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” ( Romans 5:5)

Written by: Connie Ruth Christiansen

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