Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Hymn -- "I'd rather have Jesus"

 George Beverly Shea, "America's beloved Gospel Singer" and Soloist for the Billy Graham Crusades for decades, passed away April 16, 2013.

He was 104 years old.

You surely recall his deep Baritone voice singing Hymns such as "How Great Thou Art", "Old Rugged Cross", "It is no Secret", and many many more.

The Hymn to which we are linking today, "I'd rather have Jesus", was sung by him at many Billy Graham Crusades.

You will be interested to know that although he didn't write the words to this song, he did write the music for it.

Some readers of DIT may recall a person named "Poppa Bear".  This was his favorite hymn.  Perhaps it is yours also.