Anna B. Warner (1820-1915) wrote a hymn that without doubt has been sung by more children than any other hymn. Written in 1860, it came from a novel that Miss Warner with her sister had written called “say and seal.”
The composer of the music, William Bradbury (1816-1868), also composed “Sweet Hour of Prayer,” “Savior like a Shepherd Leads Us,” “Angel Band,” and the very familiar- “Just as I Am.”
In the third verse of “Jesus Loves Me,” this classic children’s song teaches a future salvation with the words, “He will wash away my sin.” But we stand in a present possession of salvation (Romans 5:2). The new and revised verses have been provided to reflect this fact along with a clearer explanation of humanity’s sin problem (Romans 3:23), how God has reconciled that problem (Romans 5:8), and even makes a distinction between prophecy and mystery (Ephesians 2:11).
May as you sing this revised version, see just how much Jesus loves you!
1.Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so;
Little ones to Him belong, they are weak, but He is strong;
2. None are righteous this I know, for the Bible tells me so;
We can know Romans three, ten: We’re all guilty of our sin;
3. At one time I had been lost, He died for me on the Cross,
He commends His love for me, by His death on Calvary
4. In time past was prophecy, but now it’s the mystery.
Was not known in ages past, grace through faith is here at last!
Chorus: Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so!