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Sunday Serenade: R. I. P. George Beverly Shea

George Beverly Shea died this month at age 104. He was a Canadian-born gospel singer who performed for many years with the Billy Graham Crusades. While his most familiar recording is probably “How Great Thou Art,” I’ve chosen this early sixties rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer” because I love the camera shots of the crowd singing. Imagine a whole crowd in white shirts and ties and dresses. Today the stands would be a sea of tee shirts and baseball caps, on men and women alike.

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