‘I’d Rather Have Jesus,’ – the iconic hymn was written by Rhea F. Miller in 1922, and the music was composed by George Beverly Shea, who later worked with Billy Graham and sang this song all over the world.
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.
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]
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]
The hymn speaks about love and commitment to Jesus, The Preacher’s Daughters, Amanda Ellison & Korissa Olson have sung this song so well, we are moved into worship by them.