My Grandpa Could Sing Like George Beverly Shea
Posted by Shofar
I remember him also and loved to hear him sing. Hundreds of thousands of folks were blessed by hearing his songs with his powerful voice. I attended a Billy Graham crusade when they came to Hawaii in 1956.
George Beverly Shea died Tuesday at the age of 104. Many of you have never heard of him, I’m sure, but I grew up listening to him sing gospel hymns in his booming baritone when he accompanied Billy Graham on all his crusades. I even had the pleasure of hearing him in person when I was a teenager and attended one of Billy’s crusades in Ohio with my cousin, Cheryl.
My grandfather loved singing hymns, too, and had the most gorgeous deep baritone, just like George Beverly Shea. When I would tell him I thought he sounded just like Mr. Shea, his idol, my grandfather would laugh and tell me he was flattered, but he would never be able to sing like that. My grandfather was a humble man. Though he never would have bragged about his talent for singing, other people recognized it, and his church often had him…
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About ShofarRetired Teacher/Administrator, Christian missionary. Enjoy playing ukulele and guitar, oil painting, swimming and snorkeling, travel photography. Author of 'Sounding the Shofar-Exhortations for the End Times' eBook published Jan. 2012 available at Amazon.com or find it in Side Bar 'From Journal and Shofar eBook.'
Posted on April 18, 2013, in Created to Praise God, Enduring Love and tagged An icon has passed on to gloryland, Billy Graham Crusades, George Beverly Shea, I'd Rather Have Jesus. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.