[Jesus loves me! this I know]

Composer: William B. Bradbury

The churchgoing people of today are generally familiar with the name Wm. B. Bradbury. Many have cherished that name from childhood. Most of us began our musical experiences by singing his songs, and as early experiences are the most lasting, we will carry these melodies, with their happy associations, through life. Mr. Bradbury, in his day, created a style of juvenile music, especially Sunday-school music, that swept the country. He set the pattern for his successors in Sunday-school song-making, and those who have harped on the key-note that he struck have been most successful. True, we have improved some in the way of hymns, and a smoother voicing of the parts, but there are still many Sunday-school song writers who regard Mr. Bradbur… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William B. Bradbury (1862)
Meter: 7 7 7 7 and refrian
Incipit: 53323 55661 66555
Key: C Major

Texts

Jesus Loves Me, This I Know

Jesus loves me, this I know,
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong;
they are weak, but he is strong.

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Notes

William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) added a refrain line to Warner's stanzas and wrote the tune JESUS LOVES ME in 1861. The hymn was published in Bradbury's church school collection The Golden Shower (1862). The tune is also known as CHINA in some hymnals, presumably because of its popularity among missionaries to that land. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #344
Text: Jesus Loves Me
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #336
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #10867
Text: Jesus Loves Me
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #571
Text: Jesus Loves Me, This I Know
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #437
Text: Jesus Loves Me

Instances

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African American Heritage Hymnal #335

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #369

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #344

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #652

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #603

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Chalice Hymnal #113

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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #336

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Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #564

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #179

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #595

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #188

Himnos de la Iglesia #456

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #173

Hymnal: A Worship Book #341

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #462

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #303

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Hymns of Faith #251

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Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #57

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #491

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #218

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Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #709

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Lutheran Service Book #588

Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #314

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Moravian Book of Worship #726

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #555

Praises We Sing (2nd ed.) #33

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #304

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #469

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #571

Rejoice Hymns #690

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Rejoice in the Lord #457

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Secular Hymnal: 144 hymn tunes made inclusive for all #93

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #190

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Sing Joyfully #341

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Sing With Me #209

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Small Church Music #87

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Songs for Life #61

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Songs of Zion #17

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #187

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The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #185

The Christian Life Hymnal #274

The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #443

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The Cyber Hymnal #10867

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #579

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The New Century Hymnal #327

The New National Baptist Hymnal #465

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The United Methodist Hymnal #191

The Worshiping Church #470

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #249

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Timeless Truths #599

Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #229

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #189

Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #365

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Worship and Rejoice #437

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نظم المرامير #8

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نظم المرامير #450

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نظم المرامير #451

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #513

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #342

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