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Words: Rhea F Miller
Music: Beverly Shea
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk

I'd Rather Have Jesus

     C          C7         F         C
I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold,
                                G7 C  G
I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
    C           C7         F         C
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands,
               C7 F       G           C
I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand . . .


Chorus:
        G7 Am  G7        Am   F C
Than to be the king of a vast domain
       G7   Am G7          F     C
And be held in sin's dread sway.
                C7         F   C
I'd rather have Jesus than anything
     G             F     C
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


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