Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Jesus Loves Me

That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith;
that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
may be able to comprehend with all the saints
 what is the width and length and depth and height  - 
to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge;
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Ephesians 3:17-19

The first song I ever remember learning in Sunday School when I was a very young little girl was Jesus Loves Me. 

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

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

Most EVERYONE knows the first verse, but do you know the other three verses?

Jesus loves me He who died.
Heaven's gate to open wide.
He will wash away my sin.
Let His little child come in.
Chorus

Jesus take this heart of mine.
Make it pure and wholly thine.
Thou has bled and died for me.
I will hence-forth live for Thee.
Chorus

Jesus loves me He will stay.
Close beside me all the way.
He's prepared a home for me,
And someday His face I'll see.
Chorus

This song written by Anna B. Warner and was never really written as a song to be published.  Her and her sister Susan wrote a book together, Say and Seal in 1860 and in the book a little boy is dying and his Sunday school teacher comforts him by singing this little song.  
When hymnwriter William Bradbury read the words in the book he put them to music and it has become the best know children's hymn on earth.

Have a Blessed Sunday.
Jesus loves you.
Happyone  : )

5 comments:

  1. Beautiful thoughts

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  2. my first song was I am Jesus Little Lamb...
    but this one was 2nd

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  3. We sang this too but I didn't know the reason the song had been written - how lovely.

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  4. Simple, but true!
    MJ

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