Jesus Loves Me releases TODAY!

Zac HicksPersonal Stories & Testimonies, Songwriting1 Comment

A while back, Coral Ridge Music purposed to write kids’ songs for our local church that gave shape to the liturgical rhythms we hope to instill in our little ones. We wrote several songs that our kids currently sing, and we’re writing more. We’ve written songs of praise, songs of confession, and songs of grace and absolution. The first-fruits of this labor was a project tackled by our interns this past summer: the laying down of our additional verses to “Jesus Loves Me.” Our goal with this was to provide simple ways for kids to sing about sin and grace. We wanted it to be accessible, yet profound. Below are the lyrics. We hope you enjoy it. It’s available everywhere, and it only costs a buck!

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Jesus Loves Me (Lyrics)

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

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

2. Though I try to run away
God pursues me every day
Sin might lead o’er farthest hill
Jesus’ grace goes farther still

3. Though the enemy accuse
What I have, I cannot lose:
This is mine, no more, no less
Jesus blood and righteousness!

4. When I doubt in guilt and shame
God reminds me of my name:
Child, adopted by the King
He’s my Father, so I sing:

Words: Anna B. Warner, 1860 (verse 1); William Bradbury, 1862 (refrain); Zac Hicks, 2014 (verses 2-4)
Music: William Bradbury, 1862 

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