How to set text of a label control using JQuery

I am trying to set the text of a lable control using JQuery. The Label control is an label control.
Can someone look at my two lines of JQuery below, that are not working. I am not sure if the JQuery syntact is correct.

$('#fooLabel').val('Hello World'); // first try Not working

$('fooLabel').val(''Hello World'); // Second tryn Not working

<asp:Label ID="fooLabel" visible="true" runat="server"></asp:Label>
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runat="server" will change the ID of the control
If the jquery is in the page you can assign the resulting ID in the script
$('#<%=fooLabel.ClientId%>').text('Hello World');

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if the jquery is in an external file you will need to add a class to the label that you can reference

<asp:Label ID="fooLabel" class="fooLabel" visible="true" runat="server"></asp:Label> 
$('.fooLabel').text(''Hello World');

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Edited above to set the text not val
brgdotnetcontractorAuthor Commented:
Hi Gary,

Are you saying that if I remove the runat=server that it will fix the problem? Also, the JQuery is in the same page of the Aspx file. Not in an external file.
If it's in the same page then you can just use the first example
If you remove the runat="server" then this will work
$('#fooLabel').text('Hello World');

This is also assuming the jquery code is in a document ready function or at the end of the page.
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