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Jesus loves me! this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
they are weak but He is strong.


Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

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.

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! He will stay
close beside me all the way.
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Jesus loves me when I’m good. 
When I do the things I should. 
Jesus loves me when I’m bad, 
but it makes him oh so sad.

William Batchelder Bradbury died this date, 1/7/1868, at Mont­clair, New Jer­sey.  He composed the tune for “Jesus Loves Me.”  His most enduring hymn tunes include Bradbury (“Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”)  Woodworth (“Just As I Am”),  Yarbrough (“Take My Life, and Let It Be”) and the hymn melodies to “He Leadeth Me,” “The Solid Rock” and “Sweet Hour of Prayer.” Bradbury was born 10/6/1816, at York, Maine.

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