Lyrically Live: 2 I'd Rather Have Jesus

Question:
What are you looking for?
What kept you up last night?
Today what did you spend your time chasing?
What did you pray for and cry for and whine for and wish for?


Listen:
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.


Mii:
Today, I'd rather be a citizen and not have to worry
Today, I'd rather be a genius and not have to study
Today, I'd rather have money and not have to cry
Today, I'd rather have connections that money can't buy


Listen:
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.



Mii:
Tears speak when my mouth gets weak and so here I sit listening to them
Tears reveal what I try to hide:- the fear that envelopes my mind
the shallowness of my heart, my wants, my dreams, my pride
Tears speak when my mouth gets weak and I try not to hide


Listen:
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.


Question:
What words do your tears speak?
What causes you to weep?

14 comments:

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

...Tears speak will thou ever find it in ur heart to forgive one as shallow as me...

what is in this world except a means to the final destination.

... Tears speaks, Lord help me to travel well, and help me to see past my needs and want to see you in all of your glory

very touching post. I loved this kafo.

Standtall said...

This is awesome!

Kafo said...

@ the Life...: amen ooo i was sitting there crying and this song came on and i just had to pause and reflect and listen to it over and over and over again.

@ standall: God is awesome, i'm just a person who oscillates between faith and anger

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

@ Kafo, I love your oscillation analogy. Just this evening, just now, even this very second, Im still oscillation between STUFF.. ahhhhhh.. I don't if to visit it on a certain person..lol.. Im trying to hold it down.. need to go and sleep..lol..sigh..

Dots said...

Beautiful.. really beautiful!

Uzezi said...

good one. drawing us to ponder on our relationship with God.

have u checked out www.notestomygod.blogspot.com? It's all about God.

Standtall said...

welcome to my world too. Just let our anger be about changing the world. God wont mind that will He?

Daydah said...

Wipe your eyes Child, weep not. The Lord is your strength...
Its nice to know that I am not alone....Let us keep on reaching out to God......

Lindah said...

Brilliant notes. Amen.

rethots said...

Yes, i would rather have Jesus.

Jaycee said...

What words do my tears speak? My tears speak of frustrations caused by living in a world where God seems to be in the shadows. But I'd rather have Jesus than anything else.

Beautiful!

poeticallytinted said...

beautiful and nicely done.

"Today, I'd rather have money and not have to cry
Today, I'd rather have connections that money can't buy"

I've been thinking these two a lot lately and it's worse because everyone says I am "priviledged".

Robyn said...

what causes me to weep?Right now the mumbai attacks in Colaba a hung out for many travelers including me,,i rubbed shoulders with terror and lived to tell the tale another day.Right now id rather have God than anything

wordsmith said...

:) very touching.