Billy Graham told the good news of Jesus Christ to more people in person than anyone in history. I cry whenever I listen to this beautiful song played at his beloved Ruth’s funeral. The lyrics are what I want to sing in my heart every day of this short life.
I love the words of true and living hope spoken by Billy as he says goodbye, for now, to her.
The words “you can have all this world but give me Jesus“ are not docetic world-renouncing words at all, but rather ones of love for Jesus – nothing compares to his love. I wish I could say that I have lived my life every day as if this were true. But it has always been my deepest reality. Like so many people I have come back to this abiding truth again and again.
Billy has now gone to be with her in the arms of God now.
“The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.”