Song Lyrics

[Various = Normal, Billy Graham = Italics, Bono = Bold]

At a time when religion seems so often to get in the way of God’s work
With its shopping mall sales pitch and its bumper sticker reductionism
I give thanks just for the sanity of Billy Graham
For that clear empathetic voice of his
In that southern accent, part poet, part preacher
A singer of the human spirit, I’d say
Ah, yeah I give thanks for Billy Graham
Thank you, Billy Graham

This goes out to my hero, Billy Graham

On the 7th of November, 1918, he was born
To a Carolina farmer and his wife
He grew up long and lanky, milking cows and tending school
Looking for direction in his life

He went to church one Sunday
Met a preacher there
A man they call Mordecai Ham
Young Billy heard the call, right there gave it all
As they sang `Just As I Am’

He heard the word, got the call
Took the message to us all
He said it so we all could understand
Around the world, here at home
He let us know we’re not alone
Oh, thank you, Billy Graham

I just know that whatever you’ve done, whatever you are now
God loves you

In little country churches, at the Tab and Youth for Christ
People came from everywhere to hear him speak
He had no idea just how God would use him next
‘Til in London’s Wembley Field the spirit peaked

He heard the word, got the call
Took the message to us all
He said it so we all could understand
Around the world, here at home
He let us know we’re not alone
Oh, thank you, Billy Graham

Father he adores you
He’s tried to serve you well
To everyone who’d hear him out
Your story he would tell
Though all the world may know him
He’s still a humble man
Whoever else may know your grace
Remember Billy Graham

(Larry King spoken)
His ministry, on radio, TV, and every type of magazine
Touching millions of every color, tribe and race;
From parliaments to presidents, from kings to common folks
Each one heard the truth of God’s amazing grace

He heard the word, got the call
Took the message to us all
He said it so we all could understand
Around the world, here at home
He let us know we’re not alone
Thank you, Billy Graham

Thank you for the Father
Thank you for the Son
And thank you for our brother here
And all the work he’s done

He would not want to hear it
Coz he’s such a humble man
But around the world we need to say it
Thank you, Billy Graham
Oh thank you, Billy Graham