I’d Rather Have Jesus Soulful Sunday

I’d Rather Have Jesus Soulful Sunday

This song was made famous by George Beverly Shea on recordings and live performances at the Billy Graham Crusades.

This video is of Doyce Smith and Chuck Whetstone at Harvest Fellowhip, Bossier City, LA. 9.11.16

I’d Rather Have Jesus Soulful Sunday

  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

Although American hymnals show Rhea Miller as the author of this song, Swedish sources attribute the original to Prince Oscar. In 1888 he relinquished his royal title and right to succession in order to marry a commoner who had influenced his religious beliefs. Afterward he was active in Christian service. (from Timeless Truths)

I’d Rather Have Jesus Soulful Sunday

 

 


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I’d Rather Have Jesus Soulful Sunday — 1 Comment

  1. So beautiful! I love this song. I always enjoy singing this one at
    the Nursing Home. If you remember, I had you sing it at my Uncle Pat’s funeral and you did a wonderful rendition. With love, Janice

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