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I'd Rather Have Jesus

Posted Jan 22, 2011 by Michael in Testimonies and Stories
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I felt like sharing my favourite hymn, I'd Rather Have Jesus (327). I'm not quite sure why, but whenever I sing the song I feel a strong sense of patriotism for my heavenly homeland. I feel a great sense of love for the King and His Son. The song is like a standing rebuke to the temptations of the devil, therefore I sing it in times of trouble.

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.


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.