• Lyricist: Oscar C. A. Bernadotte, 1888Rhea F. Miller
  • Composer: Joel A. Erickson, 2003har. by Joel A. Erickson
  • Subjects: Jesus/Savior, Decision
  • Scriptures: Matthew 16:25-26; Mark 8:35-37; Philippians 3:8
  • Key: D
  • Meter: R
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  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
    • Refrain:
      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
  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


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