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I’d Rather Have Jesus

Rhea F. Miller (1922)

Verse 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 land,
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.

Verse 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 world-wide fame,
I’d rather be true to His holy Name

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.

Verse 3
He’s fairer than lilies of rarest bloom,
He’s sweeter than honey from out of the comb;
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead

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.