Jesus Loves Me (for Grown Ups & Older Folk)

Victoria - posted on 05/10/2011 ( 11 moms have responded )

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This was emailed to me the other day & I thought it would be nice to share.
V.xx

Adult version of Jesus Loves Me

92 YEAR OLD PREACHER

While watching a little TV on Sunday, I watched a church in Atlanta honoring one of its senior pastors who had been retired many years. 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, and as the applause quieted down, he rose from his high back chair and walked slowly, with great effort and a sliding gait 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 speak....

"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 heartbreak 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."

The old pastor stated, "I always noticed that it 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 for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me":

JESUS LOVES ME

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.
(CHORUS)
YES, JESUS LOVES ME.. YES, JESUS LOVES ME..
YES, JESUS LOVES ME, FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO.

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.
(CHORUS)

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."
(CHORUS)

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.
(CHORUS)

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

If you think this is neat, please pass it on to 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 You All!!!

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Alice - posted on 05/16/2014

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Victoria, Thank you for sharing this incredible story. We are having a Senior Sunday in church this Sunday and this story seem to fit in perfectly for the seniors and children to learn and sing together.

Tonia - posted on 12/08/2013

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I am very happy that I came across this version. I have thought that the traditional version has such a childlike feel to it that I couldn't really appreciate it for myself.
That's why I fell in love with A very beautiful version of it to a different tune that is found at
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tTIa6du3EPw...
I have also changed the last two lines to rock a bye baby,
"all the birds sing a sweet melody, for it is now nap/bedtime for baby and me".

Maggie - posted on 05/16/2011

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Thank you for sharing this encouraging story... yes i'll pass it around for God truly loves His children - both young and old. We often need to be reminded of this fact whatever our age or situation is. God bless you and this pastor who testified about God's love. :)

Susan - posted on 05/13/2011

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Brought tears to my eyes. Reminds me of my Grammaw and late Grandmother (passed in 2004); both strong women of God. Both lost their husbands of 29-31 years in 1969 and never remarried. All their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren (who've reached the age of accountability) have accepted Jesus as our Savior.



My baby bro once thought an old man at church was God bc his wife was his teacher and always said how much she loves God. She still remembers that! My BB is now a minister.



Anyway, just saying that even though my grandparents, save one, has gone Home, God's message lives on through them all .



Blessing to you all!

Angie - posted on 05/12/2011

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God knew us before we were born--and loves us our entire life--this is a beutiful reminder!

Carla - posted on 05/12/2011

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Yeah, Anne, my answer was kind of tongue-in-cheek ;) The hair is getting to a point where if I pull out the gray ones, I'll be bald, and my waist disappeared years ago (one day it was there, the next it went straight down to the hips!) But my Father loves me, gray hair, wrinkles, rolls and all. He sees my heart, knows how much I love Him, and will hold my hand until we meet each other, face-to-face. There's another song that fits in here 'Sweeter as the Years Go By'. While fleshly love fades, Jesus' love is just as vibrant and thrilling, in fact, more so, than it was when we first met each other!

Cathy - posted on 05/12/2011

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I have another for you if you have little ones. I re-wrote Rock a Bye Baby for my little ones, b/c let's face it! They should NEVER leave their baby in a tree top anyway!? What are they thinking!? So...
Rock a bye baby, in the tree top
When the wind blows, the cradle will rock
When the bough breaks, safe ___________ will be!
For Jesus is watching my baby and me.

Anne - posted on 05/12/2011

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Carla If your statement were not SO TRUE I would have clicked "Funny" on your reply. I for one am grateful that the truth of this son is just that Truth.

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