I'd Rather Have Jesus

Men strive for the wealth of this wide, wicked world

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [Men strive for the wealth of this wide, wicked world]
Published in 17 hymnals

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Author: Luther G. Presley

Luther G. Presley (March 6, 1887 – December 6, 1974) was a songwriter, musician, and composer, who is best-known for writing the lyrics to the gospel song "When the Saints Go Marching In". Luther G. Presley was born on Beckett Mountain in Faulkner County, Arkansas on March 6, 1887. He studied music beginning at the age of 14, where he excelled. He soon became choir director. He wrote his first song, "Gladly Sing," when he was 17. He furthered his study in singing and music, under renowned teachers. Work Luther Presley wrote the lyrics for the gospel spiritual "When the Saints Go Marching In", in 1937, while Virgil O. Stamps composed the music and melody to the famous work. Luther Presley was inducted into the Southern Gospel Mus… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Men strive for the wealth of this wide, wicked world
Title: I'd Rather Have Jesus
Author: Luther G. Presley
Refrain First Line: I'd rather live in that bright city



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Clarion Call #146

Redeeming Love #165

Sacred Selections for the Church #150

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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