Songs for Holy Week: Jesus, I Love You

Joe Zambon leads us into worship

“With all of my heart, and all of my soul, and all of my mind and all of my strength.”

If you haven’t heard of Catholic folk artist Joe Zambon, get on over to iTunes right now. We recommend starting with his album Brothers, which, according to apologist Matt Fradd, “is sophisticatedly simple and susurrantly robust.” He also makes sure to note that, “Joe’s musical ability is as exceptional as his beard is manly.”

Today, we bring you a more stripped-down, solemn piece for our Songs for Holy Week series: “Jesus I Love You” from his EP In Lethbridge With Strings.

It’s a simple song. Perfect as we approach the great Paschal Mystery about which endless tomes have been penned, and yet, at the same time, a mystery for which there are no words.

At the end of my life, after all of my studies, after all of my labor, and in response to all God has done for me, if all I can say are these few words — if I can say them in truth — it will be enough:

Jesus I love you

Jesus I love you

Jesus I love you more and more


With all of my heart

And all of my soul

And all of my mind

And all of my strength


—Libby Reichert



Ty Hatch

Joe Zambon

Name: Joe Zambon

City: Toronto, Ontario

Latest Album: In Lethbridge With Strings EP

Curiosity: Joe Zambon was not born a musician. As an infant, he had a rare condition in which fingers on each hand were webbed together. When doctors asked Joe—then three-years old—why he wanted them separated, he responded, “to play piano.” Two surgeries later, he took up piano and never stopped.