I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS (Shea)

I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS (Shea)

Composer: George Beverly Shea
Published in 23 hymnals


Composer: George Beverly Shea

Long-time close associate of Billy Graham and soloist at Billy Graham's Crusades all over the world. He was largely responsible for the popularizing of "How Great Thou Art" and for moving the popularity of "Amazing Grace" from the cultural periphery into the mainstream of American Protestantism. He recorded dozens of albums and was eventually awarded a Grammy for Lifetime Achievement. George Beverly Shea died on April 16, 2013, at the age of 104. Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS (Shea)
Composer: George Beverly Shea
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 13333 51166 51333
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: © 1939. Renewed 1967 Word Music, LLC.

Arrangements

Piano and Organ Duet

  • Grace So Amazing
    Composer/Editors Carolyn Hamlin; Faye Lopez
    Published By: SoundForth (2010) pp. 44
  • I'd Rather Have Jesus: Piano Organ Duets
    Composer/Editors Bill Fasig; John Innes
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1984) pp. 3

Piano Solo

  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 4 Number 6 July August September 2011: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Larry Shackley; Howard Hill
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2011) pp. 14
  • Keyboard Worship & Praise Volume 1 Number 3 January February March 2008: The Best of Christian Music for Today's Church
    Composer/Editors Don Cason; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 3
  • The Best of Mark Hayes Volume 2
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Shawnee Press, Inc. (2008) pp. 19
  • Early Classics for Solo Piano
    Composer/Editor Anthony Burger
    Published By: Anthony Burger Productions (2001) pp. 117
  • Big Gold Book of Medium Difficult Piano Solos
    Composer/Editors Carol McMillen Tornquist; Ken Barker; Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2000) pp. 39
  • Piano Meditations for Worship
    Composer/Editor Douglas Briely
    Published By: Jabez Press (2000) pp. 17
  • Precious Memories: Timeless Treasures of Gospel Music
    Composer/Editor Don Wyrtzen
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1999) pp. 36
  • The Love of God: Passionate Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Warren M. Angell
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1997) pp. 14
  • Songs of Assurance: Arrangements for the Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Chuck Sinclair
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1995) pp. 50
  • Praise Him!: A Collection for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1987) pp. 11
  • Timeless Tribute: Arrangements for the Early Advanced Pianist
    Composer/Editor Marilynn Joy Ham
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1987) pp. 9
  • The Church Pianist Volume 1 Number 6 July 1985: The Pianist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Hugh S. Livingston, Jr.; George Beverly Shea
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 3
  • Cornerstone
    Composer/Editor Howard Hill
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1984) pp. 61
  • What Wondrous Love: Hymn Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Betty Jean Chatham
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1983) pp. 16
  • Bock's Best Volume II: 50 Outstanding Piano Arrangements of Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1982) pp. 97
  • The Hiding Place Piano Book
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Gentry Publications (1975) pp. 18

Organ Solo

  • I Just Came to Praise the Lord: Organ Book
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1978) pp. 17

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Hymns Just For You: Sandi Patti
    Composer/Editor Sandi Patty
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1987) pp. 8
  • Hymns Just for You
    Composer/Editor Sandi Patty
    Published By: Sandi's Songs Music (1987) pp. 8
  • 100 Low Voice Favorites Volume II: Gospel's Greatest
    Composer/Editor Jim Loucks
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1986) pp. 44

Instances

Instances (1 - 19 of 19)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #392

Ambassador Hymnal #535

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #550

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #530

Page Scan

Complete Mission Praise #319

Himnario Adventista del Séptimo Día #269

Text

Hymns of Faith #237

Audio

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #446

Rejoice Hymns #474

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #327

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #332

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Sing Joyfully #294

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The Celebration Hymnal #506

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #517

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #265

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This Far By Faith #233

Total Praise #406

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Yes, Lord! #347

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #205

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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