The Final Farewell – Reverend Billy Graham Funeral (Full Video)….

Earlier today the family, friends, colleagues and thousands of people touched by Reverend Billy Graham gathered for their final farewell.  The service was attended by President Trump, First-Lady Melania Trump, Vice-President Pence and Second-Lady Karen Pence.

The full service is below in two video segments.

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Second video below:

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113 Responses to The Final Farewell – Reverend Billy Graham Funeral (Full Video)….

  1. cav16 says:

    Rest In Peace Reverend Graham! I thought today’s service was very fitting.

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  2. fleporeblog says:

    An incredible service for such an incredible man!

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Really lovely, and I especially like the picture of our POTUS gently touching Rev. Graham’s casket. By the way, has anyone seen BHO, Clintons or GWB at ANY of these services? I don’t think they were at the one in the capitol rotunda either. Hmmmmmmm….

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      • NC PATRIOT says:

        W came to the family home one day early in the week (before casket trip to the capitol), greeted the family and spent 30 minutes with Franklin, Bill Clinton did the same the next day. Was covered on Fox—and our local news. No BHO———–

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      • Kaco says:

        I saw on TV also when GWB and Laura visited at the home, before the Capitol.

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      • Somewhere in Dixie says:

        Obongo announced that he was not going to attend. He cannot show up for a Christian service honoring a man who spent his entire life preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Personally, I’m glad he didn’t go. Imagine the entourage of cars, security and the king himself sucking all the air out of this beautiful service.

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        • C R Lord says:

          Somewhere in Dixie; Obama couldn’t attend because I don’t think Muslims are allowed to attend Christian services. They consider Mr. Graham and all Christians to be infidels.

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    This was a nice story about the casket!

    Liked by 25 people

    • maiingankwe says:

      It was a nice story, and it’s true, convicts need forgiveness too. I like how the carpenter said in so many words that he makes each and every coffin as if it was his own. That touched my heart. It tells me a lot of love, pride and prayers go into making each one just as it should be.

      Thank you for sharing, I would’ve never have known otherwise.

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      • PatriotKate says:

        I have a customer who teaches entrepreneurship to convicts at a minimum security prison a couple mornings a week – which he absolutely loves doing. He then goes back to the company he owns in Charlotte.

        He told me that most of the prisoners are very religious. This is a very touching story and a tribute the truly humble nature of Rev. Graham.

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      • C R Lord says:

        All men and women and children need forgiveness; “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

        It was in prison in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that I challenged God to make himself real to me. I told him that if he did I would give him my whole life. That was over 44 years ago and he and I have been walking through life together ever since.

        By his grace I have been able over the years to minister to both men and women through prison ministry as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation ministries. All honor and glory and praise belong to God alone.

        If anyone reading this isn’t sure of eternal life you are invited to visit my ministry site at http://crlord.com anytime you wish. Look up “Jesus and Salvation” in the drop down menu under Jesus Christ. That page is especially prepared to present the gospel message to everyone who visits there. God bless you all and grant you his very best for your life!

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        • All American Snowflake says:

          I lost an aunt (a lovely person and true Christian) this week to cancer. The event of her death got me to thinking… We are all under a sentence of death because we are part of a fallen race; i.e., guilty of sin and sentenced to death: Left to die sad and alone without the saving grace of our Lord Jesus who paid the penalty for what we did and our fore-bearers did no better. “There is none that doeth righteousness. No not one…” Romans 3:12

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          • C R Lord says:

            For those who know the Lord, our righteousness is in Christ and his righteousness is imputed to us. Apart from that we have no righteousness as Romans 3:12 states.

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          • C R Lord says:

            But the great news is that those who know Christ as their Savior are no longer under the sentence of death. We are alive forevermore! Death has lost it’s sting and our resurrection is certain.

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      • C R Lord says:

        I posted earlier and used the wrong account so my post was removed. I am thinking that it was because my icon and my email were different than my WordPress one is. If it is for any other reason I would appreciate knowing so I can correct that.

        In replying to maiingankwe, I said that all men, women and children need forgiveness “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23

        I then shared that when I was in prison I challenged God to prove himself to me and told him I would give him my life if he did. I went on to say that the Lord and I have walked through life together now for over 44 years and I have been privileged to minister not only in prisons but in drug and alcohol rehabilitation since he first saved me. It was how the Lord worked that I came out of the drug culture to minister to those who were still in it.

        Then I invited anyone who would care to visit my site and learn more to do so. My ministry site is found at http://crlord.com as I have posted previously on this board. God bless all of you who visit here and stand for our country.

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Thank you for posting flep.

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    • Rebcalntx says:

      For, thank you for posting the video. I didn’t know I would end up watching & got teary eyed. Touched by God through Billy Graham many years ago 1978. I even had my letter posted in their monthly Decision magazine. No depth nor height nor any created thing shall be able to separate you from the love of Christ which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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      • fleporeblog says:

        Your very welcome 🙏

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      • lady4trump says:

        I hope millions came to Christ because of Billy Graham’s faithfulness in preaching Jesus and Him crucified. I am born again in 1967 as a result of seeing a Crusade night on Television. I loved Billy Graham because he did televise, coming out to reach those of us who weren’t able to be reached any other way.
        People seriously wanted Billy Graham to run for President. One particular time, he was talking it over with Ruth, his wife, and she turned to him and asked “Why would you want to take a position come-down like that?” (or words to that effect) – she thought he had the most important job in the world already, Evangelist.
        Absent from the body, present with the Lord. See you soon, Billy Graham.

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      That was wonderful! Thank you for posting this.

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    • Kaco says:

      That was beautiful, thank you.

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  4. Blue Moon says:

    Was Sarah Palin and husband Todd at the funeral? I will have to check out the video on the daily thread toward the end but it sure looked like them.

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  5. Katie says:

    Yes they were. Todd just finished the Iron Dog race on Sunday – that’s a long flight across the country, but they were given reserved seats for the service.

    http://www.9news.com/gallery/news/nation-now/billy-graham-funeral/465-5fccc401-18c4-4ccf-9262-a67979a3fbdb

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  6. ScarletPimpernel says:

    I watched the entire stream. It was a beautiful day in Charlotte, which is less than an hour from where we now live. I loved all the hymns that were played, hymns I grew up with. I especially loved the women’s quartet with Linda McCrary singing “Until Then”, such a beautiful arrangement and so appropriate a start to the service. The song says it all. I heard this song many times growing up. I had forgotten it was written by Stuart Hamblen, one of radio’s first “singing cowboys”. My mother worked for the Billy Graham organization in Minneapolis when she was in high school. We grew up watching the crusades on television.

    I loved the interviews before the service of those attending. Ricky Skaggs stands out, Kathy Lee Gifford as well (very emotional, as she was a close friend of Billy’s). All the children recounted wonderful memories; I loved the one daughter’s reading of a poem by their mother.

    Last Friday I was on my way home from doing some errands, and when I got on 321N here in Hickory, NC, I saw the highway and exits lined, packed, with cars which had pulled off to the side of the roads. As I turned off on exit 42, there was the Hickory Fire Department raising a huge American flag. At the time, I didn’t realize what was going on and only later that evening, when friends came to dinner, I learned that all those hundreds of people were waiting for the motorcade going to Charlotte.

    Surely in eternity we will see the full impact of Billy Graham’s ministry and faithfulness to his Lord and Savior.

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    • Thank you for your beautiful recounting of a community recognizing and honoring the lfe and impact of such a great man, Reverend Billy Graham. I’m from North Carolina and though I no longer live there I miss “God’s Country” every day. Bless all of you in Hickory North Carolina and bless Reverend Graham. He will be sorely missed.

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  7. maiingankwe says:

    It always amazes me how one man can touch so many. A man with with flaws like any other, but with a heart of gold, which to me makes the difference. It seems to me, a man or woman touched by our Creator and who dedicates their whole life into serving are the ones who are able to touch so many in profound ways.

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  8. A2 says:

    Rest in peace.

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    • Blue Moon says:

      I loved the bagpipes. They are so sad being played. Going Home. How appropriate.

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    • logger says:

      From American Music Preservation:
      The Largo, with its haunting English horn solo, is the outpouring of Dvorak’s own home-longing, with something of the loneliness of far-off prairie horizons, the faint memory of the red-man’s bygone days, and a sense of the tragedy of the black-man as it sings in his “spirituals.” Deeper still it is a moving expression of that nostalgia of the soul all human beings feel. That the lyric opening theme of the Largo should spontaneously suggest the words ‘Goin’ home, goin’ home’ is natural enough, and that the lines that follow the melody should take the form of a negro spiritual accords with the genesis of the symphony.

      — William Arms Fisher, Boston, July 21, 1922.

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    • logger says:

      From American Music Preservation:

      The Largo, with its haunting English horn solo, is the outpouring of Dvorak’s own home-longing, with something of the loneliness of far-off prairie horizons, the faint memory of the red-man’s bygone days, and a sense of the tragedy of the black-man as it sings in his “spirituals.” Deeper still it is a moving expression of that nostalgia of the soul all human beings feel. That the lyric opening theme of the Largo should spontaneously suggest the words ‘Goin’ home, goin’ home’ is natural enough, and that the lines that follow the melody should take the form of a negro spiritual accords with the genesis of the symphony.

      — William Arms Fisher, Boston, July 21, 1922.

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      Bagpipes are the saddest sounding instrument. I didn’t know Billy Graham was Scottish. Was he?

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  9. The Boss says:

    Thanks for posting. Lots of people who lost power today can now watch.

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  10. Patriot1783 says:

    Beautiful service.

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  11. Pam says:

    This was such a beautiful and moving service. I found myself having to grab the kleenex several times. Billy Graham touched so many lives in his time here on this earth. It was very obvious that after he lost his wife Ruth that he was ready to go and be with her. I saw the press conference from last Wednesday night a week ago tonight. I was very thankful to know that he didn’t suffer in his final hours.

    I know we shouldn’t put people on pedestals, but if anyone deserves well done thou good and faithful servant, it’s Billy Graham. His son Franklin has done a tremendous job over the years carrying on his father’s legacy with Samaritan’s Purse. I’m sure his father and mother are very proud of him.

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  12. Pam says:

    I posted this on twitter yesterday and I have to admit it’s really cute. This is Billy Graham along with George Beverly Shea and Cliff Barrows. We all remember this song don’t we? 😉

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  13. cheryl says:

    I listened to his service on the radio and it was truly touching. I remember the Billy Graham Crusades coming on every night for a week when I was a girl on one of the three major networks. That would never happen today. RIP, Billy Graham, Your life and preaching of the gospel touched millions of people.

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  14. Pam says:

    Here’s the actual video. This is why I’m so glad this man is my president!

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  15. Little Annie’s Fannie says:

    The tributes by his daughters and Ned were wonderful and showed who the man was. Ruth’s story brought me to tears and as Anne spoke, I could hear and see her father in her.

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  16. wheatietoo says:

    Farewell, Reverend Graham.

    Go rest high, on that mountain.

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  17. Otto says:

    Thank you sundance.

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  18. Binkser1 says:

    I can just see Reverend Graham wondering why people are making such a big fuss about him but he definitely deserves all of this. He was such a humble man. I can’t imagine how many crowns he has in Heaven right now. Thank you Reverend Graham for standing strong for the Lord, no matter the circumstance.

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  21. blind no longer says:

    That was an amazing service for an amazing man. I watched every minute of it. I was so touched by his family and especially the ministers from all of the different countries who spoke so highly of him.
    You can tell just how down to earth and humble Billy Graham was by his children. He set a fine and Godly example for them and all the world to follow.
    I think I was 13 or 14 when I got to see him at Barron stadium in Rome GA. My grandmother made sure we all went. She loved Billy Graham!
    I know they are celebrating in heaven.

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  25. parteagirl says:

    My parents attended- they were on the committee of the last Billy Graham Crusade. I can’t wait to ask them about it. What an honor for them! So proud of my parents and of the legacy left by Billy Graham. God bless them all.

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  26. ediegrey says:

    His sermons are as relevant today as they were 50 years ago. Youtube is full of them. America could use a revival today. America’s preacher certainly had a gift – and his family is beautiful indeed.

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    • lady4trump says:

      TBN broadcasts Billy’s Crusades every week, maybe even daily, but I just catch a few of them. I particularly like the one called “Your Sin Will Find You Out”. That’s the night I was born again in ’67. I have heard that one again, and it’s very interesting to hear the words that brought me to Christ!
      I hadn’t thought to look for them on YouTube! Thanks for saying that!

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  27. MaineCoon says:

    Even in the choice of his wife’s coffin and his coffin, he honored Christ by choosing forgiven carpenters who followed Christ.

    “Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.” Mark 6:3

    Thank you God for blessing American and the whole by raising up Billy Graham to be your humble servant. I will miss Billy Graham, your faithful servant. To God be the glory.

    In a loud voice they sang:
    “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain,
    To receive power and wealth and wisdom
    And strength
    And honor and glory and praise!” Rev. 5:12

    “Never again will they hunger;
    Never again will they thirst.
    The sun will not beat upon them,
    Nor any scorching heat.
    For the Lamb at the cent of the throne
    Will be their shepherd;
    He will lead them to springs of living water.
    and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Rev. 7:16

    “I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.
    To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Rev. 3:19-21

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  28. MaineCoon says:

    Christ in heaven said “Come up here…” to John the Revelator’s as he was given a glimpse of the throne in heaven.

    Rev. Billy Graham is with Christ in heaven at the throne.

    Book of Revelation

    4 After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, “Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.” 2 At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. 3 And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone like an emerald encircled the throne. 4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty-four elders. They were dressed in white and had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God. 6 Also in front of the throne there was what looked like a sea of glass, clear as crystal.
    In the center, around the throne, were four living creatures, and they were covered with eyes, in front and in back. 7 The first living creature was like a lion, the second was like an ox, the third had a face like a man, the fourth was like a flying eagle. 8 Each of the four living creatures had six wings and was covered with eyes all around, even under its wings. Day and night they never stop saying:

    “ ‘Holy, holy, holy
    is the Lord God Almighty,’
    who was, and is, and is to come.”
    9 Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the thronehand who lives for ever and ever,i 10 the twenty-four eldersj fall down before himk who sits on the thronel and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:

    to receive glory and honor and power,m
    for you created all things,
    and by your will they were created
    and have their being.”

    Amen.

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  30. Landslide says:

    Just finished watching the service. I just love the doors of the library being part of the cross–all who enter do so by coming through at the “foot of the cross”. Billy Graham was a humble, faithful, and selfless man. He was obedient to Jesus Christ and offered many millions of people to come to the cross and choose to make Jesus the Lord of their lives. I am one of those millions and look forward to meeting Billy and Ruth in heaven one day. Their children are each faithfully serving the Lord and are such gracious and humble people. God was glorified today and I pray that many people’s hearts were moved toward HIm through this beautiful service.

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  32. Mike diamond says:

    Billy Graham, a man who spoke the truth and spread thee good news! A servant of Jesus Christ! He will be missed!

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  33. distracted2 says:

    It was a beautiful service in every way. 500 nations were represented. It’s truly astonishing how many people he touched with the simple message “God loves you!”

    I’m thankful again today that President Trump is the leader of our nation. I doubt Rev. Graham’s service would have been televised otherwise.

    The service reminded me of my youth. I, too, am a Southern Baptist so it was like coming home for me in so many ways. The most important thing I took away from this touching farewell to Rev. Graham is that it’s time for this nation to come back to God. And I think Rev. Graham would be very happy about that.

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    • All American Snowflake says:

      The mainstream media is reporting that Billy Graham was a pernicious influence on the WH. I don’t think that’s too appropriate on the day of his funeral.

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  34. Rynn69 says:

    What a beautiful service and tribute the Reverend Billy Graham. It was touching to see each of his children speak. RIP Reverend Billy Graham, you touched our hearts and the world.

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  35. BT a/k/a BT in SC says:

    I feel as though I know Reverend Graham a bit, by knowing one of his nephews [or is it one of his grandsons? I’ll have to double check this, now.] It’s a bit of a “by association” but I still feel blessed to know part of the family.

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  36. NE Korup says:

    Not sure why you’ve started hyphenating First Lady and Second Lady, but it is incorrect and disrespectful to do so (URL addresses excepted). They are not Vice-anything or Assistant-anything, so a hyphen is not necessary.

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-ladies/

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  37. rashomon says:

    This coverage speaks to why I come to TCTH over and over again. Sundance and his administrators lead a site like no other. To boot, they are impacting other places I used to enjoy for travel, gardening, history, literature, economics, etc., but they did not touch politics. No longer.

    They have become involved and, whether or not I agree with their every post, they have become engaged with issues previously ignored. Further, they often quote Sundance and his learned crew of contributors, which makes the LSM (or whatever you want to call them) so useless, so foolish, as they contribute nothing to the grand scheme of making Good Decisions about one’s own life.

    Isn’t that what our time is about. Learning how to make educated decisions so we can live a worthy life? TCTH certainly adds to that mountain of knowledge. A salute to you all.

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  38. Coast says:

    We watched a recording of the service last night on TBN. Very moving.

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  39. mnlakes says:

    Every time I start crying thinking about his passing I have to remind myself of how selfish it is of me. Billy is finally home and in the arms of our Father, free of pain and suffering.
    Thak you GOD for giving us such a wonderful Man for so many years.

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  40. Donna in Oregon says:

    I love Billy Graham. I’ll see you when I get there 🙂

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  41. BakoCarl says:

    This is not just a way of thinking . . . it’s true.

    From one aspect, the world’s point of view, we saw Billy Graham’s “Final Farewell”.
    But from another aspect, God’s point of view, we have Billy Graham’s “Eternal Welcome”.
    I hold strongly to that final point of view.

    It’s not “Goodbye, Billy”, it’s “Welcome Home, Billy”.
    Let’s sing and dance on the way home from the funeral!

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  42. Beverly says:

    “Softly and tenderly, Jesus is calling…”
    Lovely old hymn, from The Trip to Bountiful.

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