I’d Rather Have Jesus Song Lyrics and Chords

I'D RATHER HAVE JESUS with LYRICS   JIM REEVES   YouTube

 

I’d Rather Have Jesus Song Lyrics and Chords by Jim Reeves

 

I’d Rather Have Jesus
Recorded By Jim Reeves
Written by
Rhea F. Miller – George B. Shea
 
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I’d rather have Jesus than  
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silver or  
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I’d rather be His than have riches un
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rather have Jesus than  
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houses or  
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lands
 
I’d rather be led by His  
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nail-pierced 
 
 
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Than to  
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be the king of a  
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held in sin’s dread  
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s-w
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I’d rather have Jesus than  
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anyt
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This world  
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affords 
 
 
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today
 
I’d rather have Jesus than  
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worldly 
 
 
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applause
 
I’d rather be faithful to His dear  
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rather have Jesus than  
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worldwide 
 
 
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fame
 
I’d rather be true to  
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His holy  
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name

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He’s fairer than lilies of  
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rarest 
 
 
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bloom
 
He’s sweeter than honey from out the  
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comb
 
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all that my hungering  
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spirit 
 
 
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needs
 
I’d rather have Jesus and  
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let Him  
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lead

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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I’d Rather Have Jesus?
– The song I’d Rather Have Jesus was sang by Jim Reeves.

 

Who is Jim Reeves?
– James Travis Reeves (August 20, 1923 – July 31, 1964) was an American country and popular music singer-songwriter. With records charting from the 1950s to the 1980s, he became well known as a practitioner of the Nashville sound. Known as “Gentleman Jim”, his songs continued to chart for years after his death. Reeves died in the crash of his private airplane. He is a member of both the Country Music and Texas Country Music Halls of Fame.

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