I'd Rather Have Jesus

I'd rather have Jesus, Because He died for me

Author: R. E. Winsett
Tune: [I'd rather have Jesus] (Winsett)
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: R. E. Winsett

Robert Emmett Winsett (January 15, 1876 — June 26, 1952 (aged 76) was an American composer and publisher of Gospel music. Winsett was born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee, and graduated from the Bowman Normal School of Music in 1899. He founded his own publishing company in 1903, and his first publication, Winsett's Favorite Songs, quickly became popular among the Baptist and Pentecostal churches of the American South. Pentecostal Power followed in 1907; that year Winsett completed postgraduate work at a conservatory. He married Birdie Harris in 1908, and had three sons and two daughters with her. He settled in Fort Smith, Arkansas, continuing to compose gospel songs, of which he would write over 1,000 in total. He became a minister… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'd rather have Jesus, Because He died for me
Title: I'd Rather Have Jesus
Author: R. E. Winsett
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I'd rather have Jesus
Publication Date: 1946
Copyright: 1946 in "Sacred Service Hymns" by R. E. Winsett, Dayton, Tenn.


Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Abiding Faith #4

Revival Message #98

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