I am So Glad That Jesus Loves Me

I am So Glad that Jesus Love Me Lyrics

Author: Philip Bliss

1 I am so glad that our Father in heav’n
Tells of His love in the Book He has giv’n;
Wonderful things in the Bible I see:
This is the dearest, that Jesus loves me.

I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves me, Jesus loves me;
I am so glad that Jesus loves me,
Jesus loves even me.

2 Though I forget Him and wander away,
Still He doth love me whenever I stray;
Back to His dear loving arms would I flee,
When I remember that Jesus loves me.

3 Oh, if there’s only one song I can sing,
When in His beauty I see the great King,
This shall my song in eternity be:
“Oh, what a wonder that Jesus loves me.”

Lyrics: Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876)
Music: Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876)
Key: G Major

I am So Glad that Jesus Loves Me History

‘I am So Glad that Jesus Loves Me’ was composed by Philip Bliss in 1870.

He composed this song while he and Mrs Bliss were guests of Major D W Whittle in Chicago.

It was while there that one evening they began to discuss the topic of children’s hymns and songs.

It is said that that evening Mr Philip Bliss spoke enthusiastically about a beautiful song that W.O. Cushing had written in 1856 and to which Dr Root had added the tune.

The song in question was the ‘The Jewel Song’. The song that goes, “When he cometh, to make up his jewels.’

Cushing had written other songs but Bliss thought that ‘The Jewel Song’ was his finest.

Mrs. Bliss then joined in by reminding them that ‘Jesus loves me, this I know’ was also still the children’s favorite. His husband agreed.

Then they discussed the fact that with the notable exceptions of these two songs, not much had been done to compose songs for children.

Soon after the Bliss excused themselves to go to their bedroom with that concern still in Philips heart.

He spent the night in deep thought producing various phrases and matching them to simple melodies.

Early in the morning he woke his wife to sing to her a new song he had just composed.

Mrs. Bliss listened to it but drowsily went back to sleep.

That morning when Mrs. Bliss came down for Breakfast she told her host,

“Last evening Mr. Bliss had a tune given to him that I think is going to live and be one of the most used that he has written. I have been singing it all the morning to myself and cannot get it out of my mind.”

At her host’s urging Mrs. Bliss sang the first stanza and chorus of her husband’s new song.

Later that morning when Mr. Bliss joined them Whittle asked him how he had come up with the idea for this song.

Bliss replied, “The consciousness that the peace and comfort of the Christian were not founded upon his loving Christ but upon Christ’s love for him. To occupy the mind with Christ’s love would produce love and consecration in keeping with Romans 5:5, ‘The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.'”

That to me too is the best attraction of Christianity. That our salvation is based on Christ’s love and that that love is there regardless of our actions. He loves no matter what.

I am so glad that Jesus loves me hymn writer
Philip Bliss

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