George Beverly Shea - He will be missed and never forgotten. I'm so thankful for his composition of one of my all-time favorite hymns. I rocked my babies to sleep by singing "I'd Rather Have Jesus." I remember many times, when I would think Austin was finally out. I'd stop singing and he would raise up, clap his tiny hands and say "Do again, Mommy." From the time they were born, I sang into their hearts the message that Jesus is worth more than anything this world has to offer. As I sang it to them, God sowed that truth deep into the soil of my own heart. "I'd rather have Jesus than silver or gold. I'd rather be His than have riches untold. I'd rather have Jesus than houses or lands. I'd rather be led by His nail-pierced hand."