The words for “I’d Rather Have Jesus” was written by Rhea F. Miller, and George Beverly Shea composed the music. What a beautiful, worshipful combination. If you aren’t familiar with it, please listen to Mr. Shea himself sing it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHg-o2eGzM4). These words…powerful. I pray we mean them.
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 lands.
I’d rather be led by His nail pierced hand
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.
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 worldwide fame.
I’d rather be true to His holy name [Chorus]
3 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]