Wonder, Stevie - Jesus Children Of America Lyrics




Hello Jesus
Jesus children
Jesus loves you
Jesus children
Hello children Jesus loves you of America

Are you hearing
What He's saying ?
Are you feeling
What you're praying ?
Are you hearing, praying, feeling
What you say inside ?

You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...

Tell me!
Tell me holy
Holly roller
Holly roller
Are you standing
Are you standing
Like a soldier ?
Like a soldier ?
Waell...
Are you standing for everything you talk about ?
Holly roller...

Say
Tanscen
Transcendental
Dental meditation
Meditation
Speaks of
Speaks of inner
Inner preservation
Preservation
Waell...
Transcendental meditation gives you peace of mind
Peace of mind

You'd better tell
Your story fast...
And if you lie
It will come to pass...

Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Don't tell lies
Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em

Ooh, hu hu...uh uh uh...yeah

Tell 'em
Don't lie to 'em
Don't tell lies
Tell 'em
Tell 'em Jesus

Tell me
Tell me junkie
If you're able
If you're able
Playing
Are you playing your cards
On the table
On the table
Yeah...
Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein
Hey hey
Tell the children
Hey hey hey

Jesus
Jesus died on
Cross for you
Cross for you
Mary
Mary is just
Looking at you
Looking at you
Yeah...
Mother Mary feels so much pain
Looking at him

So, you better tell
Tell your story fast...
Tell your story, story!
And if you lie
Yeah, tell your story
It will come to pass
Yeah, tell your story, story!

Um...um I need you Jesus
[REPEAT-MUSIC-FADE]





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Wonder, Stevie Jesus Children Of America Comments
  1. Art Hendrixx

    “Still pursuing happiness...”

  2. OfficialNutmeg Channel

    3rd eye experience listening now!💜✨🏆

  3. Narvelan Coleman

    When I first heard this some 45 years ago....I couldn't get enough of it then.....and even now, if I play it one time....I end up playing it at least 10 more times!

  4. Markell Williams

    The good ole days dancing with all my kinfolks... and pursuit of happiness both brung me here 😘💕

  5. TheRenard10

    Stevie went gospel recording this song! Go ahead Stevie!

  6. RikrDo krBllo

    Dear chris, YOU SUCKS....

  7. Antoine Johnson

    Stevie Wonder ! To Ever Wonder What Hé Create Is To Be Éducate ! GOD Created POP music useing A Blind Man To Do It ! Yes Michael Jackson Is Thé KING OF POP MUSIC " Yet To Wonder

  8. Cecile Povich

    Another prophesy from Stevie,that came to fruition.

  9. Andy Trullinger

    This is one heavy jam. Praise Jesus.

  10. Dawn Hewitt

    Transcendental meditation, speaks of inner preservation...

    David Rothman

    It's a killer line

    Dawn Hewitt

    @David Rothman indeed, totally agree! Thank you Stevie Wonder! 😘

  11. Mohammed bin abdullah islam

    Jesus is not the Son of God. He was the Messenger of Allah. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jesus also said that the Spirit of truth will come to me when he comes, his name will be Mohammed. The Bible mentions it

  12. Jojo and Daddy's wonderful world! chassagne

    The ending groove is do damn funky

  13. Geoff Dillon

    There are millions of people across the world today who only know Stevie Wonder for I just called to say I love you and Happy birthday. They need our help.

    Jason Budge

    You know that! Get out there convince one person to dig deeper into Stevie's stuff and go from there. I'll do the same. It's a mission! :)

  14. yg straightout

    When something bad happens if I hear this my soul can contain any kind of sad things

  15. Kevin-Remastered vlog

    Oooh si . tres bien.

  16. Felicia Edwards

    The man himself...Mr. Wonder, A true genius...I grew up listening to Stevie Wonder since the 70’s His voice and music is phenomenal. #BringRealMusicBack

    Therealpatato23

    Felicia Edwards I totally agree...My generation needs to listen to these words

  17. Tamika Miller

    Church!

  18. Michelle Jones

    I bought Innervisions about the same time I bought What’s Going On. The critics glorified Marvin’s but said Stevie’s was disjointed. I don’t think so. This is my favorite. When I here it on The Pursuit of Happyness. I decided to play it again. I have been playing it everyday since. Be Be Winans has a cover of it. Check it out ❤️

  19. Dregrub

    I am no believer in Jesus, but this song is a smoker!

  20. Violet Bizzell

    You better tell your story fast..Yes!

    Margaret Bergman

    Violet Bizzell Fair. And if you lie it will come to pain

  21. Yanick

    Am i the only one that hear Little similarities between this song and American woman by Lenny Kravitz?

    david owens

    American Woman by the Guess Who?

  22. Marjorie Cohn

    xoxoxoxoxo love it forever

    David Rothman

    Keep coming back to it

  23. Cherrie

    Flipping love this song

  24. Caleb Wright

    Hello Jesus
    Jesus children
    Jesus loves you
    Jesus children
    Hello children Jesus loves you of America
    Are you hearing
    What he's saying?
    Are you feeling
    What you're praying?
    Are you hearing, praying, feeling what you say inside?
    You'd better tell
    Your story fast
    And if you lie
    It will come to pass
    Tell me holy
    (Holy roller) Holy roller
    (Are you standing) Are you standing
    (Like a soldier?) Like a soldier?
    (Well) Are you standing for everything you talk about?
    Holy roller
    Say (Transcen) transcendental
    (Dental meditation) Meditation
    (Speaks of) Speaks of inner
    (Inner preservation) Preservation
    (Well) Transcendental meditation gives you peace of mind
    Peace of mind
    You'd better tell
    Your story fast
    And if you lie
    It will come to pass
    Tell 'em
    Don't lie to 'em
    Don't tell lies (Tell 'em)
    Don't lie to 'em
    Ooh (Tell 'em)
    (Don't lie to 'em) Hu hu yeah
    (Tell 'em)
    (Don't lie to 'em) Oh let me tell you
    (Tell me) Tell me junkie
    (If you're able) If you're able
    (Playing) Are you playing your cards
    (On the table) On the table
    (Yeah) Are you happy when you stick a needle in your vein
    Hey hey (Tell the children) hey
    Jesus died on
    (Cross for you) Cross for you
    (Mary) Mary is just
    (Looking at you) Looking at you
    (Yeah) Mother Mary feels so much pain
    (Looking at him)
    So, you better tell
    (Tell your story) Your story fast
    Tell your story, story!
    And if you lie (Yeah, tell your story)
    It will come to pass (Yeah, tell your story, story!)
    You better tell
    (Tell your story) Your story fast
    Tell your story, story!
    And if you lie (Yeah, tell your story)
    It's gonna come to pass (Yeah, hey!)
    Um, I need you Jesus

  25. D Me

    Steve's '70's music (& into the early '80's) was genius.

  26. Fatova Mingus

    And if you lie...

  27. Doubletree77

    Preach Stevie !!!!! You better tell your story fast !!!!!! Holy Roller !!!! If you lie!!!!

  28. HeronimousPhunk

    Tell your story fast, if you lie it will come to pass. This is a prophetic line, that has spiritual and political implications.
    Stevie is saying something spiritual in this song about how we make ourselves through our aspirations. If we have an honest prayer life it can be a deep blessing that will guide us to our higher more godly self. But what happens if we are not honest in our prayer life? I think the self-distortion that happens through an inauthentic prayer life is analogous to what happens in an inauthentic political life. If our politics is full of deceptive rhetoric, then the social world will be distorted. America has been telling lies in the false rhetoric that has developed to justify racial inequalities. We now recognize the lying rhetoric of slavery. We also recognize the lying rhetoric in Jim Crow segregation, but we have to come to terms with the more recent rhetorical lies of Mass Incarceration. Those lies have become a sick reality.
    This is exactly the time when Nixon declared the War on Drugs, with the support of the 'Silent Majority'. The War on Drugs was a political gimmick for Nixon to marshal opposition to to "the hippies" and "the blacks". So, Nixon criminalized the youth culture via its linkage to psychedelia and more specifically, the weakened the spirit of collaboration that was possible on the left. The hippies became yuppies and their lives are peppered with drug use, but it does not define them. The blacks faced a real drug war funded by Reagan and developed by an unacknowledged racism that was comfortable seeing all black people as criminal. This criminal label is avoidable, but it is an unjust label that negatively conditions black lives. It is largely sustained by the propagation of an inner vision of black people as criminal. Black people were struggling against a heroin epidemic at the time of this album and Stevie addresses that. No, people are not happy sticking a needle in their vain, but it took white people to suffer this very epidemic before we focused on the suffering person and not the criminal act.

    Glen Mendoza

    Blah blah blah, mote afro centric bull shit, you people sure thrive off being victims lol

    captaineureka

    Glen Mendoza Lmao little do you know you’re the type of person that reinforces their “Afrocentric bullshit” point with sentences like that, so quick to defend the elites that divided up the American working class by race from the beginnings of the colonies across the Americas.

    Robin Holbrook

    Hence the new opioid epidemic when blacks was on crack they didnt call it an epidemic. It was a war on drugs aka a war on blacks. I dont fault whites they can be victims of racism.also. You see this word is under Satanic control he has all his puppet masters and handlers in place. . B ut the son will set up His Gov't real soon

  29. Larryj Williams

    The Roots of Funk...Keyboard/synthesizer bass track. This was released in '73. It sounds similar to some bass tracks in the 2000's. The "Innervisions" of Stevie Wonder, radio station owner (KJLH) in Los Angeles!

  30. CorneliusWashington

    Oooooh I remember the 1st time I heard this.....this is a VERY SERIOUS COMMENTARY ON RELIGION... the MAN JUST MOVED ME DEEPLY WITH THIS....LOVE STEVIE...

  31. Guto Ferreira

    JESUS, ME LIMPE DE TODA A PODRIDÃO, ME PURIFICA MEU PAI, SOU PECADOR CONFESSO E NECESSITO DO SENHOR O TEMPO TODO EM MINHA VIDA MEU PAI !!!!!

    TE AMO ABA PAI, TE AMO JESUS, ME DÊ O SEU CORAÇÃO, O SEU CARÁTER, O SEU AMOR !!!

  32. Kenyada Carter

    Pursuit of happiness brought me here

  33. andres lapman

    LO BUSQUE Y LO BUSQUE Y LO ENCONTRÉ!!!! lo escuche en la película "en busca de la felicidad" con will smith, Y ME DIJE,,," ESA VOZ...ESA CANCIÓN ESTA RE.BUENA !!!!! " ... solo bastaron 10 segundos para que mew guste, que grande stevie !!! =D

  34. The JSN Experience

    This song gives me goosebumps...it's so soulful.

    Dewitt Brown

    It's because it magnifies Jesus!!

  35. Jeremy Johnson

    My first time hearing this AMAZING

  36. Alyn08

    It's obvious in this song that God is working through Stevie to deliver this message. God be with you, Mr. Wonder!

    LivingEidolon

    Alyn08 he's not singing about God, listen to the song

    Andrej Jovićević

    @LivingEidolon When you're blinded by an illusion of 'God', you see it everywhere.

  37. Mark Kaeppel

    " Are you standing for everything ya talk about"...F-ing classic. Too many hypercrits and scammers...give me all Stevies music and some Grey Goose im done!

    home sanitarium

    wts grey goose

    Cindydst81

    Amen> Are you standing for everything ya talk about"...F-ing classic. Cheers, raising my glass of Titos to you sir!

  38. j1ratchaya

    The Pursuit of Happyness brought me here

    MRS AND MR HANKERSON

    ME TOO 🤩🤩🤩

    Kristen Peterson

    Same here!!

    Richard Oles

    Me too. I forgotten this song.

  39. solomonsworld

    This man of God sees the light. ,beyond color

    MaXaNoMaLoUs

    And he's blind! That's why he can see

  40. The Reverend Jim Jones

    Such a raw classic American feel to this song. Perfect in every way; that bassline and social commentary. We the people

  41. tt 98

    Stevie's vocals are unreal!

    Dewitt Brown

    And the lyrics, Wow!

    Mohammed bin abdullah islam

    Jesus is not the Son of God. He was the Messenger of Allah. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jesus also said that the Spirit of truth will come to me when he comes, his name will be Mohammed. The Bible mentions it

  42. BHDread

    and if You LIE...(WIRETAPS, RIGHT TRUMP?) IT'S GONNA COME TO PASS (FIN INVESTING MONDAY)..AMEN STEVIE...TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION

  43. Arthur Swanson

    This is one of Stevie's most spiritual songs. Cats sleep on how deep this joint is.

    Julia White

    Arthur Swanson ........ Because they don't understand, smh.

  44. Steven Abent

    JR. High School, A real BMF

  45. Steven Abent

    This came out when I was a poor black child in Lansing Michigan, I was 14 years old, and I thought that GOD had spoke to me, Stevie is a BMF... for you from the 70's

    Noel Wells

    He is straight from God bro.

    Kay Muha

    Love you and feel you Brother Steven.I'm a lil po raggedy boy from Chicago

  46. Black Superman

    This brother's 3rd eye is God Like.Love you Stevie!

  47. EffingtonCouldBe

    Sweet tune. Soulive does a cool-ass instrumental version too.

  48. swordghoti

    Raw deep soul.

  49. mutah hugth

    This should have been played intro and altro at the debate last night...smh

  50. Jose Gomez

    mr wonder

  51. LordGandor3

    Stevie is actually an occultist which is how he was able to write his music. Stevie channeled the Devil & so did every music star that ever made it big. Actors, politicians, billionaires, artists, huge athletes......they all made their Faustian deals with the Devil

    Louis M.

    What ? So because he's good, he's working with the devil ?

    LordGandor3

    Not just Stevie, all music "stars" , Frank Sinatra, Led Zeppelin, Garth Brooks, the list goes on. Have you never heard of Faust ?

    Louis M.

    LordGandor3 Wake up to yourself

    home sanitarium

    is justin beiber working with the devil too or harvey weinstein coz they both have made big it in life

    Anthony B

    Occultists don't write and/or sing songs that relate to Christ; especially if the message is a positive one. Don't be a conspiracy theorist!

  52. MrCancer1965

    Six idiots lost and can't find their way home. How can anyone dislike this song? To each his own I guess.

    Mohammed bin abdullah islam

    Jesus is not the Son of God. He was the Messenger of Allah. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jesus also said that the Spirit of truth will come to me when he comes, his name will be Mohammed. The Bible mentions it

    Robin Holbrook

    @Mohammed bin abdullah islam Yahushua aka Jesus is the only begotten son of Yahuweh. It's a terrible thing to believe a lie sir .Did you not hear the words in this song. "Dont lie cause if you lie will come to pass. This is what you want a lie ?

  53. Martin Moreno

    the world needs this. it's not goin well for us right now

    Lia Mikeska

    +MrCancer1965 тнere нaѕ alwayѕ вeen cнaoѕ ιn тнe world noтнιng new

    MrCancer1965

    @Lia Mikeska True That. There was chaos back in the 70s and 80s when I was growing up. But nothing on the level that we have now.  

    Lia Mikeska

    @MrCancer1965 acтυally ιт waѕ worѕe вacĸ тнen тнere waѕ no ѕecυrιтy тнere waѕ no level тo нold on тo.

    HDaviator

    Things where much worse back then. And lets not even talk about the 60s. Things today are much better. The internet just makes it seem a lot worse because we know every little detail about everything and every news article is negative.

    Lateshia Childs

    Martin Moreno so true

  54. NYC FoodPhoto

    I am incredibly grateful that my Mom brought me up on this music that still feeds my soul.

    EffingtonCouldBe

    My older brother did the same 4 me. Soul!

  55. John Cornner

    Great Bass-line :P and Great Song!!!!

    me & you

    Great bass line not by a bass guitar- "Synth-keyboard"

    andre wilson

    Stevie Wonders left hand on bass

  56. swami 7774

    The hidden gem on an album full of diamonds.

    Mohammed bin abdullah islam

    Jesus is not the Son of God. He was the Messenger of Allah. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jesus also said that the Spirit of truth will come to me when he comes, his name will be Mohammed. The Bible mentions it

    Mohammed bin abdullah islam

    @Dewitt Brown Jesus is not the Son of God. He was the Messenger of Allah. It is mentioned in the Bible. Jesus also said that the Spirit of truth will come to me when he comes, his name will be Mohammed. The Bible mentions it

    Dewitt Brown

    @Mohammed bin abdullah islam Please tell me what proof do u have that Jesus Christ is NOT the Son of God and then we can talk. Otherwise, stay away from my channel!!!

    Dewitt Brown

    @Mohammed bin abdullah islam What Bible are you reading???

    connor-benjamin Parker

    @xon islam nobody gives a shit

  57. Owetta Fay Robinson

    It's funny how it seems that we haven't moved pass the words of this song. In fact we haven't moved pass any of the soulful "ecology" songs of that era. We are stuck in that same spot just like a needle that can't get pass the scratch in a record.

    MusicLover P

    +Owetta Robinson You ain't lying

    mutah hugth

    Owetta Robinson You ain't neva lied. its sad...this election is even more dismal

    Julia White

    Owetta Robinson ...... That is a damn good analogy!!

    S B

    Tru dat

    Dewitt Brown

    It's because we WANNA be right here! Some of this new music is garbage, stuff that you don't remember. This is why the lyrics still speak to a new Generation that is searching for substance in music. Nothing negative here my friends!!!!!

  58. Eric G

    AMERICA you better tell your story fast and if you lie it will come to past!!!!

  59. Loren Logan

    Keeps me in check

  60. Loren Logan

    Keeps me in check

  61. TIGER DON

    classic. Tell ur story fast people!!

  62. James Culberson

    Listen to the words

  63. James Culberson

    This is true"You better tell your story fast.For it will come to past" This song is truly deep no matter how old it is it's timeless.

  64. NikStratus

    Takes me back to my childhood days...Thank you! I thump this baby in my ride with ALL of the windows down!

  65. onediaspora

    the shit...period

  66. sirresebethea

    LOVE THIS SONG

  67. Leslie Miller

    "You better tell your story fast..." Deep!

    LordGandor3

    +Jaysyn Ashanti We are all brothers & sisters. Satan's plan is to divide us by race, religion & country then start WW3 & hatred will do the rest. Jesus said to love your enemies. Don't buy into the hate ! The Government plants Agent Provocateurs at peaceful rallies & they are the ones provoking racial unrest & rioting. The US government is run by a shadow government that controls the world & there plan is to kill off 90% with famine, disease, WW3 & FEMA death camps. My friend worked at NASA on the HAARP weather control project. Climate change is a lie. HAARP frequency is used to create hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis & earthquakes. These are not just theories they are FACTS ! We are living in End Times. The Bible says the Great Tribulation will be like no other time in the history of the world so expect to see things you have never seen before. They've created human/animal hybrids. They have bones from Nephilim giants who existed before the Flood so they have the DNA to make new ones. Obama is a clone & so are many other public personalities. Hollywood & the Entertainment industry are all Illuminati soul sellers. To become famous you sell your soul. The Devil is a very powerful super natural force who gives these people talent & ability. Many actors, athletes & all billionaires sold their souls to the Devil. If you don't believe the Devil exists then you are not paying attention

    LordGandor3

    +LordGandor3 ISIS & Al Qaeda are creations of the CIA & are staffed with military mercenaries from the US, UK, Israel & Saudi Arabia. How else do you think they became so powerful ??? I recently spoke to a former  NFL player who told me what I already knew. Pro sports & college sports are rigged. Any thing that is gambled on is rigged. The last 2 Super Bowls were so obviously rigged you would have to be blind not to see it

    Richard Shaw

    LordGandor3 Obama is out. yet the whiteness begin again. we might as well just let it go, and just accept the fact that we are tucked in the ass deep.

    Richard Shaw

    *fucked

    MusicLover P

    SHUT THE FUCK UP WITH A NAME LIKE YOURS YOU MUST BE A FAKE ASS MUSLIM As-salāmu ʿalaykum TO THAT BITCH

  68. Phill Emerson

    stevies best album if you like a look into his soul

  69. TiinyTiinaa

    The Persuit Of Happiness Brought Me Here! (L)

    Kristen Peterson

    Same here!! :)