Senior version of “Jesus Loves Me”

Though I don’t consider myself a “senior” yet (I’ve been wondering if the “middle-aged spread” is not so much a thickening waistline as it is the length of time we stretch out to call ourselves middled-aged rather than”senior” 🙂 ), I am reaching a milestone birthday this year and seeing increasing signs that I am closer to seniordom than youth. I received this senior version of the children’s song, “Jesus Loves Me,” in an email the other day: I had never heard of it before.


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.


Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me!
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.


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.

(Author unknown)

I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm 37:25.

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth. Psalm 71:9.

O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works. Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come. Psalm 71: 17-18.
Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him. Psalm 92:13-15.

Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven. Psalm 148: 12-13.

The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head. Proverbs 20:29.

The hoary (silver or grey) head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31.



by Jack Garren

Courtesy of Christ-Centered Art

14 thoughts on “Senior version of “Jesus Loves Me”

  1. Thanks for sharing those verses, and the Senior Version of Jesus Loves Me! I plan to use some of this on Grandparents Day cards that my Sunday School children will be making for their grandparents!

  2. Just recently heard the senior version of “Jesus Loves Me” – just find it wonderful to sing, and share with others. In December I turned 51, but feel younger due to the many blessings our Heavenly Father shares with me daily. Love what you’re doing – continue the “good works” – always nice to see others not only living a good life, but uplifting others!! Happy trails – Livi

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  4. Barbara, Ten years ago just before my mother’s funeral, This song lyric was inserted mysteriously into a Facebook message to me, and the writer of the message had NOT written it. It’s been a mystery for ten years!!! I saved it and just came across what I’d saved in my archives. I decided to google “senior version of Jesus Loves Me” and your post popped up first. Just thought I would write. I have remembered this for ten years as a message from God or my angel. Best wishes from ATL!

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