For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16).
“Jesus Loves Me,” is perhaps one of the most well known Christian songs around the globe. Not only are its lyrics simple, which makes it easy to translate:
- Cristo me ama, bien lo se, (Spanish)
- Jesus liebt mich, dies weiß ich (German)
- Anipenda ni kweli, (Swahili)
- 主 我を愛す (Japanese)
but they also ring true, and carry with them a message that needs to be heard, addressing a need within every heart: the desire to be loved.
That is why I argue that this song, is much more important than being just another children’s song. Indeed, it is a beautiful song to sing with your children, but I also believe that it’s something more. Something with a rich tradition and a powerful legacy behind it: Continue reading