Tuesday, May 05, 2009


Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Matthew 16:24-26

I’d Rather Have Jesus
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 a 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 world-wide 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 of the comb;
He’s all that my hungering spirit needs,
I’d rather have Jesus and let Him lead.


  1. I couldn't help, but sing this instead of just read it. I love this song!

  2. I always loved that song and Geo Beverly Shay sang it.


  3. I just had to sing it out loud when I read you post.... one of my all time favorites...

    Like Joy, I can never hear that song without thinking of George Bervely Shay.

    We could have quite a choir if all your comments got together...

    Love and Hugs

  4. Yes, George Beverly Shea wrote the music. That is what it said on the website where I found the words.

  5. :( I don't know the tune... You'll have to enlighten me because I loved the words!