Jesus A Gospel Of Love me, this I know…what a simple, yet compelling statement of faith! For many of us, this was one of the first songs we learned as small children in Sunday school. Yet, I still find myself humming this beautiful hymn to myself while at work or during my evening strolls around the neighborhood. I find so much comfort in the words, “…they are weak but He is strong” and, to most of us, this is the only part of the hymn that is familiar to us.
If you will take a few moments to read the lyrics of this great tune, you will be moved by the beautiful words and messages it contains. As you move through this wonderful hymn, the second verse speaks of His death and crucifixion with the words, “…that I might from sin be free, bled and died upon the tree”. These few words have such deep meaning and sum up the immense love and sacrifice Jesus showed for all of us.
In the third verse is a simple, yet strong testimony of faith urging you to accept Jesus as your savior. “He will wash away my sin, let His little child come in” Truer words have never been spoken and this is a touching way of referring to God’s son.
To bring this moving hymn to a close, I’ll simply let you read the entire fourth verse because to attempt to paraphrase such a wonderfully written verse would do it no justice:
Jesus loves me! He will stay
close beside me all the way.
Though hast bled and died for me
I will henceforth live for Thee.
Take a little time and read the lyrics of this hymn. For something that has been there for so many years, it is like uncovering a priceless jewel that somehow appears a little different every time you look at it. Allow these precious words to speak to you and be truly blessed!