Wednesday, July 17, 2024

I’d Rather Have Jesus – Hymn

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“I’d Rather Have Jesus” is a deeply introspective hymn that reflects on the unparalleled worth of having Jesus in one’s life. With its poignant melody and heartfelt lyrics, this hymn serves as a profound declaration of prioritizing the presence and fellowship of Christ above all else. Inspired by the words of Apostle Paul in Philippians 3:8, which emphasizes the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus as Lord, the hymn exudes a sense of conviction and commitment to choosing Christ above worldly treasures.

In its verses, “I’d Rather Have Jesus” expresses a longing for the enduring riches and eternal blessings found in a personal relationship with Christ. It contrasts the fleeting pleasures and temporary gains of earthly pursuits with the incomparable joy and fulfillment of knowing and serving Jesus. As believers sing its verses, they are reminded of the timeless truth that true satisfaction and contentment can only be found in Christ alone.

Moreover, the hymn serves as a source of encouragement and inspiration for believers as they navigate the complexities of life and faith. Its timeless message challenges believers to reevaluate their priorities and to pursue a deeper intimacy with Christ above all else. Through its heartfelt melodies and sincere lyrics, “I’d Rather Have Jesus” becomes a hymn of surrender and devotion, as believers reaffirm their commitment to prioritizing Christ in every aspect of their lives.

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I’d Rather Have Jesus (Christian Hymn) Lyrics

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

Chorus:
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 [Chorus]

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 [Chorus]

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