I’d Rather Have Jesus (Mp3)


I’d Rather Have Jesus is probably the most popular hymn ever written by George Beverly Shea. It’s not only the testimonial of Mr. Shea but also of classical pianist John Redmon. I’d Rather Have Jesus was recorded live at First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock, CO. The track appears on John Redmon’s Piano Series Album Prelude.

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Watch I’d Rather Have Jesus on YouTube as performed by John Redmon

I’d Rather Have Jesus Lyrics

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.


I’d Rather Have Jesus as performed by John Redmon is his beautiful proclamation to the world. Written by Rhea F. Miller and George Beverly Shea.



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