Jesus Loves Me - Classic Hymn

I am enjoying the process of re-discovering some of the classic songs. This one was written in the nineteenth century. It is a  Christian hymn  written by  Anna Bartlett Warner  who lived from 1827 to1915. The lyrics first appeared as a poem in the context of an 1860 novel called  'Say and Seal', written by her older sister Susan Warner, in which the words were spoken as a comforting poem to a dying child.  

The tune was added in 1862 by  William Batchelder Bradbury(1816–1868). 

Along with his tune, Bradbury added his own chorus. 

After publication as a song it became one of the most popular Christian hymns in churches around the world, especially among children.

I recorded this as part of my regular "Worship & Wine on Wednesday" event on 9th December.

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