May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

In remembering Congressman Henry Hyde and all the struggles he endured during his years in Congress, I am reminded most frequently of his kindness and humility, even when he and I did not agree on a particular statement he had made. He was at all times a gentleman and an astute student of the world and its ways.

America needs more leaders who are as open to the Lord's will as Henry was. It is my prayer that Congressman Hyde will have eternal peace with Christ. I further pray that all those little babies whose lives he defended so eloquently will sing to him every moment of his eternal life.