Do you see the face on the TV screen
Coming at you every Sunday?
See that face on the billboard?
Well, that man is me

On the cover of a magazine
There's no question why I'm smilin'
You buy a piece of paradise
You buy a piece of me

I'll get you everything you wanted
I'll get you everything you need
You don't need to believe in hereafter
Just believe in me

'Cause Jesus He knows me and He knows I'm right
I've been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes, He knows me and He knows I'm right
And He's been tellin' me everything is alright

I believe in the family
With my ever lovin' wife beside me
But she don't know about my girlfriend
Or the man I met last night

Do you believe in God?
'Cause that is what I'm sellin'
And if you want to get to heaven
Well, I'll see you right

You won't even have to leave your house
Or get outta your chair
You don't even have to touch that dial
'Cause I'm everywhere

And Jesus He knows me and He knows I'm right
I've been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes, He knows me and He knows I'm right
Well, He's been tellin' me everything's gonna be alright

Won't find me practicin' what I'm preachin'
Won't find me makin' no sacrifice
But I can get you a pocketful of miracles
If you promise to be good, try to be nice
God will take good care of you
Well, justa do as I say, don't do as I do

Well, I'm countin' my blessings
'Cause I've found true happiness
'Cause I'ma getting richer, day by day
You can find me in the phone book
Just call my toll free number
You can do it anyway you want
Just do it right away

Well, there'll be no doubt in your mind
You'll believe everythin' I'm sayin'
If you wanna get closer to Him
Get on your knees and start payin'

'Cause Jesus He knows me and He knows I'm right
I've been talking to Jesus all my life
Oh yes He knows me and He knows I'm right
Well, He's been tellin' me everything's gonna be alright

'Cause Jesus He knows me and he knows I'm right (Jesus He knows me, know)
Ooh yes, He knows me and He knows I'm right (Jesus He knows me, know)
I've been talkin' to Jesus all my life
And He's been tellin' me everything's gonna be alright, alright

Jesus He knows me, Jesus He knows me, know
'Cause Jesus He knows me, Jesus He knows me, know
Jesus He knows me, Jesus He knows me, know

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Jesus He Knows Me Lyrics as written by Michael Rutherford, Phil Collins, Anthony George Banks


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  • +6
    General Comment

    As soon as someone requests money to have a certain "advantage" from God or whomever, you NEED TO RUN THE OTHER WAY! Pure and simple!

    Themactatoron July 10, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I saw an interview with Phil Collins where he said he wasn't trying to offend religious people but that he was simply taking on the phonies like Benny Hinn and Jim Bakker.

    Cotygeekon January 02, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    This is the Guarenteed Eternal Sanctuary Man making another appearance.

    sandman71on January 21, 2012   Link
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    General Comment


    I know who sings this now!

    syd_Melon June 30, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    "Do as I say, don't do as I do."

    That line pretty much sums up preachers in general if you ask me, whether they're televangelists or your everyday pastor, seeing as how asking people for money is generally looked down upon if you're not a "spiritual leader".

    nothereon February 18, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Probably Billy Graham, as he was involved in some controversy in the late 80s/early 90s.

    Abq_physon March 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    AHAHAHAHA! Suck on that you crazy Pentecostals. This could not have hit closer to bulls-eye.

    ladyarcheron January 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning

    This song has nothing to do with atheism. This song came out around the time when there was scandals going on within some Christian churches here in the USA. While there was scandals going on in some churches, mainly in the televangelist tv programs, it certainly does not represent other Christian churches. When it comes down to it, we really can only know the truth about this song from the person who created it :)

    abigoriaon October 03, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    There's a clip of Phil Collins discussing televangelists on the program "Room 101". On the program, celebrities discuss their worst fears or hates and Phil chose televanglists. In the video, it appears that one of the televangelists he was dressed up as was a person called Ernest Angley: During the choruses, he dresses up as someone else but you can't really see who.

    noonebeatsdylanon July 13, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I think the underlying message of this song is to beware of false witnesses.

    simple80sukuson October 25, 2015   Link

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