George Beverly Shea

George Beverly Shea was a Canadian-born American gospel signer and hymn composer most associated with the Billy Graham Crusades. He composed the tune to "I'd Rather Have Jesus," written by Rhea F. Miller, wife of Howard Miller, general superintendent of the Church of the Nazarene. He was married to Erma until her death in 1976 and raised two children, Ronnie and Elaine, with her. He married Karlene in 1985.


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Language: English

Herald of Holiness - July 27, 1966

Westlake Taylor Purkiser
Gideon B. (Gideon Brooks) Williamson
John A. Wright
Marian L. Knorr
Ed Irwin
George Beverly Shea
David L. Fletcher
Raymond C. Kratzer
E. W. Martin
Floyd W. Hawkins
A red-orange-tinted photo of a sunset over the ocean off the coast of El Salvador.
Photo ID: El Salvador Sunset (See "About the Cover," page 4.) The Image of the Church (See page 3.) They Gave Me the Melody by George Beverly Shea (See page 6.)

02 The God Who Answers by General Superintendent Williamson

03 The Image of the Church by John A. Wright

04 “I Thank Thee, Lord!” by Marian L. Knorr

04 A New Day for the Old Faith by Ed Irwin

06 They Gave Me the Melody by George Beverly Shea

08 Live For Today by David L. Fletcher

09 Editorially Speaking by W. T. Purkiser

11 The Best View by Raymond C. Kratzer

12 The Book Corner

13 Hanners Urges Mail On Alcohol Measures

13 London Crusade Closes with Massive Demonstration

13 Maine Sunday School Enrollment Grows

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