I'd rather be His than have riches untold;
I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands,
I'd rather be lead by His nail pierced hand.
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.
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.
SONG: Rhea F. Miller
TUNE: George Beverly Shea