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I'd Rather Have Jesus
Words by Rhea F. Miller
Music by George Beverly Shea
© 1922, renewed 1950;
Music ©, renewed 1966 by Chancel Music, Inc.
Assigned to The Rodeheaver Co. (A Div. of Word, Inc.)/ASCAP
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Psalm 119:72
"The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver."

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          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
            And be held in sin's dread sway.
            I'd rather have Jesus than anything
            This world affords today.

          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
            Than to be the king of a vast domain
            And be held in sin's dread sway.
            I'd rather have Jesus than anything
            This world affords today.

          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
            Than to be the king of a vast domain
            And be held in sin's dread sway.
            I'd rather have Jesus than anything
            This world affords today.


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