George Beverly Shea (February 1, 1909 - April 16, 2013)

Biography

George Beverly Shea is well known as the featured soloist for the Billy Graham Crusades. He has also written many songs over his career and has recorded several gospel albums.

Solo Discography

1955 Evening Vespers (RCA Victor/LPM-1062): Amazing Grace; He Leadeth Me; The Old Rugged Cross; Oh Love That Will Not Let Me Go; Face To Face; Life's Railway To Heaven; Softly And Tenderly; Lead, Kindly Light; Sweet By And By; What A Friend We Have In Jesus; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; When They Ring The Golden Bells.

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1956 Inspirational Songs (RCA Victor/LPM-1187): It Is No Secret; Lead Me, Guide Me; Ivory Palaces; He; Just A Closer Walk With Thee; Got The Whole Wide World In His Hands; In The Garden; It Took A Miracle; Sweet Little Jesus Boy; How Great Thou Art; I Wonder; Old Time Religion.

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1956 Sacred Songs (RCA Victor/LPM-1235): I'd Rather Have Jesus; Be Still My Soul; He Bought My Soul At Calvary; Beloved Enemy; The Beautiful Garden Of Prayer; Farther Along; Each Step Of The Way; Take Time To Pray; If You Know The Lord; The King Of All Kings; I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked; Take My Hand, Precious Lord.

1956 Christmas Hymns By George Beverly Shea (RCA Victor/LPM-1270): O Holy Night; Go Tell It On The Mountain; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne; C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S; Put The Christ Back Into Christmas; I Wonder As I Wander; Silent Night; Christmas, Christmas; Away In The Manger; Once In Royal David's City; Sleep Precious Babe.

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1957 An Evening Prayer (RCA Victor/LPM-1349): An Evening Prayer; I Found A Friend; No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus; Robe Of Calvary; Saviour, Like A Shepherd Lead Us; My Father Watches Over Me; Prayer; Still, Still With Thee; Now The Day Is Over; My Cathedral; Day By Day; Saviour, Again To Thy Dear Name.

1957 A Billy Graham Crusade In Song (RCA Victor/LPM-1406): How Great Thou Art; The Wonder Of It All; The Old-Fashioned Home; Balm In Gilead; Sunshine; The Ninety And Nine; I Must Tell Jesus; Oh, How Sweet To Know; He's Got The Whole World In His Hands; America The Beautiful; Lord, I'm Coming Home; The Lord's Prayer.

1958 George Beverly Shea (RCA Victor/LPM-1564): He Was There; Known Only To Him; Mercy, Lord; Somebody Cares; Only A Touch; There's A Time; No One Understands Like Jesus; Somebody Bigger Than You And I; Now I Belong To Jesus; If I Can Help Somebody; Somewhere Along The Way (He'll Find You); Sing Me A Song Of Sharon's Rose.

1958 Through The Years (RCA Victor/LPM-1642): Through The Years - I Love Thee (Ich Liebe Dich); O Perfect Love; Because; I Am Not Alone; Smilin' Through; Bless This House; God Is Ever Beside Me; Jesus Will Walk With Me; How Can I Be Lonely; Thou Light Of Light; The Prayer Perfect; Through The Years.

1959 The Love Of God (RCA Victor/LPM-1949): The Love Of God; God Will Take Care Of You; Christ Is A Wonderful Savior; How Long Has It Been; Just As I Am; My Savior's Love; God Is So Good; Grace Greater Than Our Sin; Holy Spirit, Faithful Guide; O What A Wonderful Savior; I Love Thy Presence Lord; I Asked The Lord.

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1959 Blessed Assurance (RCA Victor/LPM-1967): Blessed Assurance; Yes, There Is Comfort; He Whispered Peace Be Still; It Is Well With My Soul; Peace To Those Who Believe; Security; When God Is Near; Under His Wings; Savior, Again To Thy Dear Name; Sweet Peace, The Gift Of Gods Love; If We Could See Beyond Today; All That Thrills My Soul.

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1959 Christmas Hymns (RCA Victor/LPM-2064): O Little Town Of Bethlehem; I Wonder As I Wander; Go Tell It On The Mountain; Put The Christ Back Into Christmas; O Men From The Fields; Once In Royal David's City; Away In The Manger; O Holy Night; Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne; Sleep Precious Babe; The Birthday Of A King; Silent Night.

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1960 George Beverly Shea (RCA Camden/CAS-568(e)): If I Can Help Somebody; Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep; If I Could Pray Like A Child Again; Command And I'll Pray; The Holy City; Roll Jordan Roll; Goodbye Pharaoh; Stand By Me; Let The Sunshine In; At The End Of The Road.

1960 The Holy Land (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2189): Zion Stands With Hills Surrounded; Beautiful Valley Of Eden; Go Down, Moses; On Jordan's Stormy Banks; Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho; We're Marching To Zion; The Lord Is My Shepherd; O Come, O Come, Emmanuel; Memories Of Galilee; Break Thou The Bread Of Life; Calvary; Christ The Lord Is Risen Today.

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1961 Cross Roads Of Life (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2252): The Wayside Cross; He'll Carry You Through; Lead Me, Savior; Never Give Up; In The Hour Of Trail; Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart; Until Then; In The Shadow Of His Wings; Count Your Blessings; Lead Me Gently Home, Father; Jesus, Savior Pilot Me; You May Have The Joy Bells.

1961 Tenderly He Watches (RCA Camden/Cal-653): Tender He Watches; Jesus Loves Me; Sunrise; Take My Mother Home; He Died For Me; Once And Only Once; My Lord And I; I'll Be A Sunbeam; There's A Song In The Air; The Army Of The Lord.

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1961 Sings Hymns That Have Lived 100 Years (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2348): Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus; Holy, Holy, Holy; God Moves In A Mysterious Way; Rock Of Ages; Flee As A Bird; Fairest Lord Jesus; The Spacious Firmament; Nearer, My God, To Thee; O Sacred Head, Now Wounded; My Faith Looks Up To Thee; Abide With Me; Sun Of My Soul.

1961 In Times Like These (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2503): Nearer, Still Nearer; I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked; A Shelter In The Time Of Storm; How Firm A Foundation; Songs In The Night; For The Beauty Of The Earth; Green Pastures; From Every Storm Wind That Blows; Who At My Door Is Standing; The Christ Of Every Road; In Times Like These.

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1963 Sings His Favorite Songs And Spirituals (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2651): Deep River; The Christ Of Every Crisis; The Wayfaring Stranger; I Got A Home In That Rock; How Big Is God; Steal Away; He Is No Stranger; Going Home; Just For Today; My Lord What A Morning; The Blind Ploughman; May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You.

1963 The Earth Is The Lord's (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2753): Sweet Hour Of Prayer; When Children Pray; When God Speaks; O Lord Most Holy; The Garden Of My Heart; Under His Wings; The Earth Is The Lord's; All Is Well; All My Life Long; Come Unto Me When Shadows Darkly Gather; Let The Lower Lights Be Burning; Faith Of Our Fathers.

1964 Sings Hymns Of Sunrise And Sunset (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2839): I Met God In The Morning; Lord, In The Morning; Did You Think To Pray?; Take God By The Hand; Great Is Thy Faithfulness; What God Hath Promised; The Peace That My Savior Has Given; Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep; Wonderful Peace; An Evening Prayer; Day Is Dying In The West; I Need Thee Every Hour.

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1965 Sings Southland Favorites (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3440): Peace In The Valley; Precious Memories; Why Should He Love Me So; The Eastern Gate; Faith Unlocks The Door; Ship Ahoy; The Last Mile Of The Way; The Pearly White City; Sunshine In My Soul; Child Of The King; The Rose Of Sharon; Room At The Cross.

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1965 Best Of George Beverly Shea (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-2932): Blessed Assurance; Deep River; On The Banks Of The Promised Land; Until Then; How Great Thou Art; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; Holy Holy Holy; In Times Like These; Bless This House; Rocked In The Cradle Of The Deep; The Love Of God.

1965 Sings Billy Graham's Favorites (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3346): The Touch Of His Hand On Mine; The Lord's My Shepherd; Standing On The Promises; He Giveth More Grace; I've Tried In Vain; The Cross Is Not Greater; And Can It Be?; Follow, I Will Follow Thee; The King Of All Kings; But This One Thing I Know; When I Get To The End Of The Way; To God Be The Glory.

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1966 Sings Fireside Hymns (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3522): Heaven Came Down And Glory Filled My Soul; This Is My Father's World; I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say; When They Ring The Golden Bells; Wonderful Words Of Life; Hiding In Thee; I Believe In Miracles; He's Everything To Me; Beside The Still Waters; He Washed My Eyes With Tears; Beyond The Sunset; Come With Your Heartache.

1966 Southland Songs That Lift The Heart (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3634): Kneel At The Cross; The Wonder Of It All; Adoration; The Stranger Of Galilee; I Shall Not Be Moved; Beautiful Isle; Ten Thousand Angels; The Night Watch; Sometime!; God Is Still On The Throne; Oh, Gentle Shepherd; Jesus Will Give You Rest.

1967 Take My Hand (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3760): My Lord Is Near Me All The Time; God Of Our Fathers; So Near To God; A Beautiful Life; Over The Sunset Mountains; Tell Me The Old, Old Story; Perfect Love; I Found What I Wanted (When I Found The Lord); Shepherd Of Love; Soldiers Of Christ, Arise; My Jesus, I Love Thee; Take My Hand.

1967 Surely Goodness And Mercy (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3864): Surely Goodness And Mercy; Where The Roses Never Fade; Jesus Walks Among Us; Heavenly Sunlight; O Day Of Rest And Gladness; Tell It Again; Bringing In The Sheaves; Thanks To God; Just A Wayward Lamb; With Christ As My Pilot; Take My Life And Let It Be; Amazing Grace. (With the Blackwood Brothers Quartet).

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1967 Ivory Palaces (RCA Camden/CAL-2174/CAS-2174(e)): Ivory Palaces; Now I Belong To Jesus; Known Only To Him; Face To Face; I'll Walk With God; On The Banks Of The Promised Land; Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho; Memories Of Galilee; Old Time Religion; Somebody Bigger Than You And I.

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1968 Be Still My Soul (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-9345): All My Life; No Not One; Be Thou My Vision; O My Lovin' Brother; Unto The Hills; Safe In The Arms Of Jesus; Singing I Go; Be Still My Soul; Keep Your Voices Singing; Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah; In The Sweet By And By; The Savior Is Waiting.

1968 Take My Hand Precious Lord (RCA Camden/CAS-2281): Take My Hand Precious Lord; He Was There; There's A Time; Only A Touch; No One Understands Like Jesus; Break Thou The Bread Of Life; Beautiful Valley Of Eden; Go Down Moses; We're Marching To Zion; Christ The Lord Is Risen Today.

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1968 Best Of George Beverly Shea Volume 2 (RCA Victor/LPM/LSP-3904): This Is My Father's World; Precious Memories; He's Got The Whole World In His Hands; The Wayside Cross; My Lord Is Near Me All The Time; The Wonder Of It All; Because; I Need Thee Every Hour; He Is No Stranger To Our House; Peace To Those Who Believe; Sun Of My Soul; Faith Of Our Fathers.

1969 How Great Thou Art (RCA Victor/LSP-4120): Battle Hymn Of The Republic; You'll Never Walk Alone; Where No One Stands Alone; He'll Never Let You Fall; If We Could See Beyond Today; I'd Rather Have Jesus; How Great Thou Art; Like A River Glorious; Have Thine Own Way Lord; Roll Jordan Roll; Lonely Voices; The Day Of Miracles.

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1969 Evening Prayer (RCA Camden/CAS-2349(e)): An Evening Prayer; Robe Of Calvary; His Eye Is On The Sparrow; Farther Along; Life's Railway To Heaven; Beloved Enemy; Prayer; I Found A Friend; Somewhere Along The Way; Mercy Lord.

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1970 I Am Not Alone (RCA Camden/CAS-2445): I Am Not Alone; When God Speaks; Did You Think To Pray; Go Down, Moses; God Is Ever Beside Me; Come Unto Me When Shadows Darkly Gather; Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho; An Evening Prayer; Jesus Will Walk With Me.

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1971 Amazing Grace (RCA Victor/LSP-4512): Amazing Grace; Wings Of A Dove; In The Garden; Do Lord (Do Remember Me); Good Night, Sweet Jesus; Ezekiel's Wheel; I Will Pray; Reach Out To Jesus; One Day Nearer Home; Tender Farewell.

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1971 May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You (RCA Camden/CAS-2515): May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You; My Lord, What A Mornin; The Wayfaring Stranger; He Is No Stranger; (To Our House); The Stranger Of Galilee; The Wonder Of It All; How Big Is God; Kneel At The Cross; Goin' Home.

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1972 Every Time I Feel The Spirit (RCA Victor/LSP-4687): I May Never Pass This Way Again; Time Out For Jesus; Sweet, Sweet Spirit; Leave It There; Close To Thee; Every Time I Feel The Spirit; Jesus Was A Carpenter; By And By; Life Is Like A Mountain Railroad; Shall We Gather At The River.

1975 The Longer I Serve Him (Word Records/WST-8671LP): I Will Sing Of My Redeemer; Bring Back The Springtime; Until That Time; Sweet Hour Of Prayer; The Longer I Serve Him; Victory In Jesus; My Song For You; The Shadow Of The Cross; Would You; Oh How He Loves You And Me.

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1980 Christmas Hymns (Pickwick Records/ACL-7079): O Little Town Of Bethlehem; I Wonder As I Wander; Go Tell It On The Mountain; O Men From The Fields; Once In Royal David's City; Away In The Manger; O Holy Night; Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne; Sleep Precious Babe; The Birthday Of A King; Silent Night.

Songwriter's Résumé

(Partial List)

I'd Rather Have Jesus
The Wonder Of It All

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