Verses by David R. McGuire (1929-1971)

Jesus loves me! This I know,
As He loved so long ago,
Taking children on His knee,
Saying, ďLet them come to Me.Ē

Jesus loves me still today,
Walking with me on my way,
Wanting as a friend to give
Light and love to all who live.

Additional or Alternate Verses:

Jesus loves me when Iím good,
When I do the things I should,
Jesus loves me when Iím bad,
Though it makes Him very sad.

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
If I love Him when I die,
He will take me home on high.

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary Lyrics:

Jesus loves me! See His grace!
On the cross He took my place.
There He suffered and He died,
That I might be glorified.

Jesus loves me! Godís own Son
Over sin the victíry won.
When I die, saved by His grace,
I shall see Him face to face.

Jesus loves me! He is near.
He is with His Church so dear.
And the Spirit He has sent
By His Word and Sacrament.

Sources: Hymnary, Wikipedia