Billy Graham Center

Audio of the the Opening Service
of the Melbourne Crusade
West Melbourne Stadium
February 15, 1959

All audio material on this page is owned and copyrighted by Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. All rights reserved.

Below are links to portions of the first service of Billy Graham led in Australia. The very lst link is to the entire service.

Event Individual(s) Time
Opening prayer, leading into the Lord's Prayer The Very Rev. S. Barton Babbage, Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral 2 minutes

singing of Love Divine, All Love Excelling
and All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

Cliff Barrows, Crusade Choir, Congregation 8 minutes
Scripture reading, II Corinthians 5:10-6:2 Joseph Blinco 3.5 minutes
Prayer for the service The Right Rev. Norman Faichney, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria 4.5 minutes
Vocal solo, Out of the Ivory Palaces George Beverly Shea 2.5 minutes
Welcome to Australia Sir Edmund Herring, Lieutenant Governor of Australia, introduced by Rev. Babbage 13.5 minutes
Response Billy Graham 11 minutes
Hymn, How Great Thou Art George Beverly Shea, Crusade Choir, Congregation 4.25 minutes
Announcements, Offering, Prayer, Piano solo Cliff Barrows;
Alfred Koun, chairman, crusade finance committee;
Ralph Mitchell;
Tedd Smith
11 minutes
Hymn, To God Be The Glory Crusade Choir 3.25 minutes
Sermon and Invitation Billy Graham 49.5 minutes
Instructions to those who came forward Billy Graham 8.25 minutes
Announcements and Benediction Cliff Barrows;
Rev. Doctor A. H. Wood, President-General of the Methodist Church of Australasia
1.75 minutes
Hymn, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus Crusade Choir 1.75 minutes
Entire Serivce -- 126 minutes


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