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550. 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 world-wide 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, 1894-1966
Refrain First Line: Than to be the king of a vast domain
Meter: 11.11.11.10. with Refrain
Publication Date: 1991
Scripture:
Copyright: © 1922, Renewed 1950 by Chancel Music, Inc. Assigned to The Rodeheaver Co. (a div. of WORD, INC.)
Notes: Now Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS
Composer: George Beverly Shea
Meter: 11.11.11.10. with Refrain
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © 1939, Renewed 1966 by Chancel Music, Inc. Assigned to The Rodeheaver Co. (a div. of WORD, INC.)



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