I'd Rather Have Jesus

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold

Author: Rhea F. Miller (1922)
Tune: I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS
Published in 20 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Chorus:
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 [Chorus]

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 [Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #530

Author: Rhea F. Miller

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African American Heritage Hymnal #392

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #535

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #550

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #530

Complete Mission Praise #319

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Hymns of Faith #237

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Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #446

Rejoice Hymns #474

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #327

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Sing Joyfully #294

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #506

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #517

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #233

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Timeless Truths #838

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #205

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