Jesus loves me—this I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
“Jesus Loves Me,” is among the most familiar and most powerful songs in the Christian hymnbook and was one of the first songs that I learned as a young child. The hymn’s power comes from the simplicity both of its language and of its melody, making it easy for young children to learn. Like virtually everyone else who grew up in a Christian faith, I sang the song scores of times, at a point in my childhood when my mind was especially plastic and uncluttered by competing ideas.