Edited by Azizi Powell
This post showcases lyrics for and examples of the African American Gospel song "I Decided To Make Jesus My Choice".
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LYRICS - I'VE DECIDED TO MAKE JESUS MY CHOICE*
(I Have Decided To Make Jesus My Choice
(written by Harrison Johnson)
Some folks would rather have houses and land,
some folks choose silver and gold,
these things they treasure and forget about their souls;
I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice.
The road is rough,
the going gets tough,
and the hills are hard to climb.
In Jesus strong arms where no tempest can harm
I'm safe and secure
I started out a long time ago,
there’s no doubt in my mind;
I have decided to make Jesus my choice.
These clothes that I’m wearing may be tattered and torn
these shoes that I'm wearing might be battered and worn
heavy is the load that I’m bearing,
these burdens that I’m carrying;
I’ve decided to make Jesus my choice
Source: http://www.allgospellyrics.com/?sec=listing&lyricid=3332 and commenter mrspressinmyway, 2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSHVH9obqcw
(The lyrics added from the second source are given in italics.]
*Notice that vocalists may change some of the lyrics to this song (re-arranging the song). Examples of this common practice are found below.
Example #1: "I've Decided To Make Jesus My Choice"- Harrison Johnson
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Rowoches, Uploaded on Sep 7, 2008
A TRUE Classic of Harrison Johnson & the Los Angeles Community Choir.
Here's a comment from this sound file's viewer comment thread in response to some commenters indicating that this song was first released by Savoy Records:
"Actually, this was not on Savoy. It was on Creed Records- a division of Nashboro. It came out around 1969-'70."
-Jeffrey LaValley, 2010
Example #2: Nikki Ross "I Decided to Make Jesus My Choice/No Ways Tired"
J Appling, Uploaded on Oct 11, 2008
Ms. Nikki Ross blessing the city of Birmingham with her rendition of some classics!
Example #3: "I Decided To Make Jesus My Choice"Glenn Jones / The Modulations
Johnzoe777, Uploaded on Dec 10, 2009
Rev Julius Cheeks & The Young Adult Choir of the Marshall Heights Baptist Church featuring Genobia Jeter,Jack Taylor,Ethel Pralou, Marguerite Jeter, And Nancy Simon & The Modulations.Title of album "We'll Lay Down Our Lives For The Lord. "I Decided To Make Jesus My Choice" soloist:Glenn Jones with the Modulations "1979"
Example #4: Nikki Giovanni's "Alabama Poem" (I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice) - A T Short #17 (480p HQ)
ATBigger, Uploaded on Jul 20, 2010
Video number seventeen in the A T Short series: Nikki Giovanni reads her poem "Alabama Poem" accompanied by the music of the New York Community Choir...
Example #5: I Have Decided to Make Jesus My Choice ~ Lady Courace Fisher
gospellight684, Uploaded on Apr 18, 2011
A commenter to this video's viewer comment thread indicates that this vocalist "re-arranged" this song.
Example #6: "I HAVE DECIDED TO MAKE JESUS MY CHOICE" (ZM VERSION) DEXTER WALKER & ZION MOVEMENT"
dexzion, Uploaded on Jul 21, 2011
Dex and zion
Here's a comment from this video's viewer comment thread which identifies the lead singer:
"Donishisa Ballard of Chicago, IL / Check out our video called "I'll Go I'll Run" with her singing lead."
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/11/should-women-wear-pants-in-church.html for another video of this song.
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