Jesus Loves Me – guitar chords, melody with tabs and arrangement

Last updated on February 8th, 2024


Jesus loves me is a popular Christian hymn written by Anna Bartlett Warner. This post covers the chords for this song, melody with tabs, and a fingerstyle guitar arrangement.

Grab your guitar and let’s get started!

How to read the guitar chord charts

To clarify how to read the chord charts, the top horizontal line represents the high E string and the bottom horizontal line represents the low E string. The vertical lines separate each fret. The numbers in the blue dots tell you which fingers to use on the fretting hand. 

For example, on the G Major chord, you use the:

  • 2nd finger on the 6th string, 3rd fret
  • 1st finger on the 5th string, 2nd fret
  • 3rd finger on the 2nd string, 3rd fret
  • 4th finger on the 1st string, 3rd fret
  • Circles represent open strings
  • On some other chords, X means to avoid the string

You can check this link for more on how to read guitar notation symbols.

Jesus Loves Me chords

In the key of G Major, the basic chords for Jesus Loves Me are G Major, C Major, D Major and G/B. You can click on the chords with links to learn different ways of playing that chord.

Try the following chords one at a time until you feel comfortable switching between them. These chords will be written above the melody in the next section.

Jesus loves me chords

Here are some other resources on chords:

Jesus Loves Me – melody with tabs and chords

For the sheet music below, keep in mind that the chords and melody are meant to be played as separate parts. We’ll look at how to connect these parts later in the arrangement section of this post.

You can refer to this simple guide to understanding music symbols if needed.

By the way, you can get all the PDFs of this song below.


Jesus loves me tabs and chords

Jesus Loves Me lyrics

Verse 1:
Jesus loves me, this I know, 
for the Bible tells me so. 
Little ones to him belong; 
they are weak, but he is strong. 

Chorus: 
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! 
Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so. 

Verse 2:
Jesus loves me he who died 
heaven’s gate to open wide. 
He will wash away my sin, 
let his little child come in. [Refrain]

Verse 3:
Jesus loves me, this I know, 
as he loved so long ago, 
taking children on his knee, 
saying, “Let them come to me.” (Chorus)

Reference: Jesus loves me. hymnary.org

Jesus Loves Me – guitar arrangement

Here is an easy finger style arrangement of Jesus loves me where we connect the melody and chords together. If needed, check out this post to learn how to finger pick on guitar.

The numbers next to some of the notes indicate which finger to use on the fretting hand.


Jesus loves me guitar arrangement

If you like this style of playing, you can check out this post to learn how to connect a melody and chords on guitar.

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Want to learn more songs? Check out the sheet music with guitar tabs resource on this site.

All the best,

JG Music Lessons

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