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I'd Rather Have Jesus

I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold

Author: Rhea F. Miller (1922)
Published in 24 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #530

Author: Rhea F. Miller

Rhea F. Miller was the wife of Dr. H. V. Miller, one of the General Superintendents of the Church Of The Nazarene. After her husband's death Mrs. Miller taught piano and traveled all around the area in her little gray Nash coupe, teaching piano. She had a special mission in life and that was to get into pastors’ homes and teach their kids how to play the piano so they would have something to contribute to the church when they became adults. She would offer to teach these kids for free and hope to make up the difference with her other students. She was a very inspirational woman and made a deep impact upon many lives. She was very positive, always smiling, full of encouragement, and always enthusiastic. Her father, Martin James Ross, s… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)

African American Heritage Hymnal #392

Ambassador Hymnal #535


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #550


Baptist Hymnal 2008 #530

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Complete Mission Praise #319


Hymns of Faith #237

Praise y Adoración #333a


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #446

Rejoice Hymns #474

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #327


Sing Joyfully #294


The Celebration Hymnal #506


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #517

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


This Far By Faith #233


Timeless Truths #838

Total Praise #406

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Yes, Lord! #347

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

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