838. 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

Refrain:
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 [Refrain]

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 [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold
Title: I'd Rather Have Jesus
Author: Rhea F. Miller (1922)
Meter: 11.11.11.10 R
Scripture: Philippians 3:8
Topic: Jesus/Savior
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Id_Rather_Have_Jesus); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (3)
Refrain First Line: Than to be the king of a vast domain
Tune Information
Name: MAGIS
Composer: Joel A. Erickson (2003)
Meter: 11.11.11.10 R
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Id_Rather_Have_Jesus); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (3)



Media
MIDI file: Id_Rather_Have_Jesus.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Id_Rather_Have_Jesus)




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