Jesus Loves Me- Free Sheet Music

christmas tree decorationWhile Jesus Loves Me is not used very much in the public schools, I still remember trying to play it on my trombone as a child and fishing around for the notes until I got it right. It is one of the most often sung hymns, especially by children, and with summer camp and other similar events happening all around the country I thought it might be nice to have a printable set of music should the need arise. I even threw in parts for the Violin just in case!

Jesus Loves Me was actually written between 1860-1862 by lyricist Anna Warner and music composer William Bradbury. The original lyrics were written for a Sunday School teacher to sing to a dying young boy. Nearly a hundred and fifty years after it was first sung, it is now a staple part of world wide sacred music. Travelling with missionaries across Asia and Europe,Rev. Har­u­tune S. Je­nan­yan spread the song in many different languages. A statement by a descendent of Rev. Jenanyan speaking of these travels is available at CyberHymnal.org. The site also includes several bibliographic references for further study.

The current lyrics to Jesus Loves Me are available at the bottom of this page, however one stanza of the original lyrics is not normally sung in current practice. These missing lyrics are shown here:

Jesus loves me! Loves me still,
Though I'm very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free
Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus Loves Me - Hymn Song

Free Sheet Music For The Traditional American Hymn Song, "Jesus Loves Me"

You can view the full score of the song and listen to it using the Sibelius Scorch viewer below (requires a plugin from the Sibelius web site). You can also download individual parts in PDF or Sibelius format using the links farther down on the page.

This article contains links to the melody part of Jesus Loves Me arranged for common concert band instrument and written to be playable by beginning musicians.  

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The Words or Lyrics To Jesus Loves Me:

Jesus loves me! This I know,
For the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak, but He is strong.

Refrain:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

Jesus loves me! He will stay
Close beside me all the way;
Thou hast bled and died for me,
I will henceforth live for Thee.

Refrain

About The Author
Chad Criswell

Chad Criswell is a career music educator working in the Iowa public schools.  His articles have appeared in dozens of publications both online and in print.  He currently serves as the national music technology writer for NAfME's Teaching Music Magazine and has presented sessions at numerous music education conferences including the 2012 Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.


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    Can't play Sibelius from your link... http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/jesus-loves-me--free-sheet-music.html comes up like this "Blank page" and a yellow exclamation mark in the bottom left corner of the window.. Url shows: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LOXUNV3D\Jesus_Loves_Me_Voice[1].sib. <br /><br />I am working with windows xp and just downloaded your upgrade.How can I fix this? thanks Doreen

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    Can't play Sibelius from your link... http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/jesus-loves-me--free-sheet-music.html comes up like this "Blank page" and a yellow exclamation mark in the bottom left corner of the window.. Url shows: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\LOXUNV3D\Jesus_Loves_Me_Voice[1].sib. <br /><br />I am working with windows xp and just downloaded your upgrade.How can I fix this? thanks Doreen

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    Doreen,<br /><br />I have been battling this problem for several weeks now and can't find the cause. I am hopeful that it will get fixed in the near future however. Check back in a week or so and see if it is up and running.<br /><br />In any case, the Sibelius files and PDF documents farther down the page work fine if you download them to your computer. It is only the scorch document that is not working.<br /><br />By the way, you won't be able to play the voice scorch file directly in your browser. The only file that is set up to be displayed in scorch on the web pages is the Full Score file. The other files must be downloaded and opened locally.<br /><br />I hope this helps!<br /><br />

    Can't play Sibelius from your link... http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/jesus-loves-me--free-sheet-music.html comes up like this &#34;Blank page&#34; and a yellow exclamation mark in the bottom left corner of the window.. Url shows: C:&#92;-)ocuments and Settings&#92;Owner&#92;Local Settings&#92;Temporary Internet Files&#92;Content.IE5&#92;LOXUNV3D&#92;Jesus_Loves_Me_Voice[1].sib. <br /><br />I am working with windows xp and just downloaded your upgrade.How can I fix this? thanks Doreen

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  • Guest - Chad Criswell

    Doreen,<br /><br />I have been battling this problem for several weeks now and can't find the cause. I am hopeful that it will get fixed in the near future however. Check back in a week or so and see if it is up and running.<br /><br />In any case, the Sibelius files and PDF documents farther down the page work fine if you download them to your computer. It is only the scorch document that is not working.<br /><br />By the way, you won't be able to play the voice scorch file directly in your browser. The only file that is set up to be displayed in scorch on the web pages is the Full Score file. The other files must be downloaded and opened locally.<br /><br />I hope this helps!<br /><br />

    Can't play Sibelius from your link... http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/jesus-loves-me--free-sheet-music.html comes up like this &#34;Blank page&#34; and a yellow exclamation mark in the bottom left corner of the window.. Url shows: C:&#92;-)ocuments and Settings&#92;Owner&#92;Local Settings&#92;Temporary Internet Files&#92;Content.IE5&#92;LOXUNV3D&#92;Jesus_Loves_Me_Voice[1].sib. <br /><br />I am working with windows xp and just downloaded your upgrade.How can I fix this? thanks Doreen

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  • Guest - Gloria Webb

    This is wonderful. I was able to get the lyrics that I needed.

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  • We wanted to let you know that the Cyber Hymnal has a new URL: http://www.hymntime.com/tch. Please spread the word!<br /><br />Your Web site links to the Cyber Hymnal from http://www.musicedmagic.com/music/jesus-loves-me--free-sheet-music.html.<br /><br />God bless...<br /><br />Dick

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  • Hi,<br />You seem to know your history very well. I hadn't realized the song was over 150 years old. Would you happen to know if the music is owned and collecting royalties with a family member to Bradbury or if the public is permitted to reproduced the song?

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  • Guest - am

    Praised Lord. thank you very much. Jesus loves you...

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