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Bj Burgess

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Jesus Loves Me
8/31/2007 7:09:49 AM

Friends I received this in an email and wanted to share this with you.

 "Jesus Loves Me"

    Many years ago, while watching a little TV on Sunday, I watched a Church in Atlanta vetting one of its senior pastors who had been retired many

He was 92 at that time and I wondered why the Church even bothered to ask the old gentleman to preach at that age. After a warm welcome, introduction of this speaker, as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gate to the podium. Without a note or written paper of any kind, he placed both hands on the pulpit to steady himself and then quietly and slowly he began to

   "When I was asked to come here today and talk to you, your pastor asked me
To tell you what was the greatest lesson ever learned in my 50 odd years 
of preaching. I thought about it for a few days and boiled it down to just
one thing that made the most difference in my life and sustained me through all my trials. The one thing that I could always rely on when tears and heart break and pain and fear and sorrow paralyzed me. The only thing that would comfort was this verse.

   "Jesus loves me this I know.
   For the Bible tells me so.
   Little ones to him belong, 
   We are weak but he is strong.....
   Yes, Jesus loves me...
   The Bible tells me so."

   When he finished, the church was quiet. You actually could
hear his foot
 steps as he shuffled back to his chair. I don't believe I will ever forget 

   A pastor once stated, "I always noticed that its was the adults who chose the children's hymn 'Jesus Loves Me' (for the children of course) during a hymn sing, and it was the adults who sang the loudest because I could see they knew it the best."

   Here is a new version just for us who have white hair, or no hair at all.
 For us over 40 (or even those almost there) and all you others...Check out
 this newest version of "Jesus Loves Me." It is quite cute, so read, sing and 


   Jesus loves me, this I know,
   Though my hair is white as snow.
   Though my sight is growing dim,
   Still He bids me trust in Him. 
   Though my steps are oh, so slow,
   With my hand in His I'll go.
   On through life, let come what may,
   He'll be there to lead the way.

   Though I am no longer young,
   I have much which He's begun.
   Let me serve Christ with a smile, 
   Go with others the extra mile.

   When the nights are dark and long,
   In my heart He puts a song.
   Telling me in words so clear,
   "Have no fear, for I am near." 

   When my work on earth is done,
   And life's victories have been won.
   He will take me home above,
   Then I'll understand His love.

   I love Jesus, does He know? 
   Have I ever told Him so?
   Jesus loves to hear me say,
   That I love Him every day.

   If you think this is neat, please pass it on to all of your friends. If
 you do not pass it on, nothing bad will happen, but you will have missed an 
opportunity to "Reach out and Touch" a friend or a loved one.

   God Bless Us All

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Re: Jesus Loves Me
8/31/2007 10:19:38 AM

Thank you for this BJ. It is amazing how something so simple can touch one's heart. Your prayer touches my heart and I will be passing it on to many.

Bless you,


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Re: Jesus Loves Me
8/31/2007 10:53:23 AM

Thanks Bj for this wonderful inspiration.

I don't really know about the adding of verses to the age old popular song.. but I guess anything is possible..


God Bless!



Re: Jesus Loves Me
8/31/2007 12:44:35 PM

Thanks BJ,

Jesus does love us even in spite of us.Great lessons are often learned when taught by example,that make all of us teachers.We need to be carefull what we teach we may or will have to reap what we sow.

God Bless you BJ you are not only funny you are also wise.

Continue in His Love,




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Re: Jesus Loves Me
8/31/2007 2:49:14 PM
Hello BJ,

Thank you for sharing.  I loved these new verses
and sang along and had a lot of fun.

I will be definately passing this gem onwards.

Kind regards


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