237. I'd Rather Have Jesus

1 I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold,
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands,
I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand
Than to be the king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

2 I'd rather have Jesus than men's applause,
I'd rather be faithful to His dear cause;
I'd rather have Jesus than worldwide fame,
I'd rather be true to His holy name
Than to be the king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

3 He's fairer than lilies of rarest bloom,
He's sweeter than honey from out the comb;
He's all that my hungering spirit needs,
I'd rather have Jesus and let Him lead
Than to be the king of a vast domain
Or be held in sin's dread sway;
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
This world affords today.

Text Information
First Line: I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold
Title: I'd Rather Have Jesus
Author: Rhea F. Miller
Publication Date: 1980
Scripture: Psalm 19:10; Song of Solomon 2:1; Matthew 16:26; Philippians 3:8
Tune Information
Name: [I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold]
Composer: George Beverly Shea
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © 1939, Ren. 1966 Chancel Music



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