I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice

Some folk would rather have houses and land

Author: Harris Johnson
Tune: [Some folk would rather have houses and land]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Some folk would rather have houses and land.
Some folk choose silver and gold.
These things they treasure and forget about their souls;
I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice.

Refrain:
The road is rough; the going gets tough,
and the hills are hard to climb.
I’ve started out a long time ago,
there’s no doubt in my mind;
I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice

2 These clothes may be ragged that I’m wearing.
Heavy is the load that I’m bearing.
These old burdens that I’m carrying
I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice. [Refrain]

Source: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: an African American ecumenical hymnal #437

Author: Harris Johnson

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Text Information

First Line: Some folk would rather have houses and land
Title: I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice
Author: Harris Johnson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I've decided to make Jesus my choice
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #626

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Lift Every Voice and Sing II #68

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #437

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This Far By Faith #236

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Total Praise #393

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Yes, Lord! #329

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