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It Is No Secret (What God Can Do)

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(Hamblen)

Information:
Stuart Hamblen wrote and recorded It Is No Secret (What God Can Do) (Columbia 20724) in 1950. Once inspired, Hamblen wrote the hymn in 17 minutes. Later in 1950, Red Foley and the Andrew Sisters recorded the song for Decca Records (Decca 14566). Although popular, their version did not chart. It wasn’t until 1951 that It Is No Secret reached the charts. Versions by Jo Stafford (Columbia 39082) and Bill Kenny and the Song Spinners (Decca 27326) both charted, reaching # 29 and # 18 on the Best-Selling Singles chart, respectively.

 

Elvis recorded It Is No Secret on January 19, 1957, at Radio Recorders. Take # 13 was chosen by RCA for release.

 

Lyrics:
 

The chimes of time ring out the news, another day is through
Someone slipped and fell, was that someone you
You may have longed for added strength, your courage to renew
Do not be disheartened, for I have news for you

1. It is no secret what God can do
What He's done for others, He'll do for you
With arms wide open, He'll pardon you
It is no secret what God can do

There is no night for in His light you'll never walk alone
Always feel at home, wherever you may go
There is no power can conquer you while God is on your side
Take Him at His promise, don't run away and hide

1. (repeat)

 

Where it was released:

Released for the fist time on EP »

 

EPs:

- Peace in the Valley (1957) »

 

LPs/CDs:

- Elvis’ Christmas Album (1957) »

- Elvis Christmas Album (1958) »

- Elvis Christmas Album (1964) »

- You'll Never Walk Alone (1971) - Camden »
- You'll Never Walk Alone (1975) »

- The Elvis Presley Collection (1976) »

– Pickwick Pack (1978) »

- The Legendary Recordings of Elvis (1979) »

- Elvis Sings Inspirational Favorites (1979) »

- Essential Elvis, Volume 2 – Stereo ’57 (1989)

- The King of Rock’n’Roll – The Complete 50’s Masters (1992) - box set

- Amazing Grace – His Greatest Sacred Performances (1994)

- White Christmas (2000)

- Peace in the Valley (2000)

- Take My Hand: Gospel Favourites (2000)

- It Is No Secret (2001) - Provident

- Christmas Peace (2003)

- Close Up (2003) – box set

- Easter Special (2001) – FTD »

- Flashback (2004) - FTD »

- Elvis' Christmas Album (2014) - FTD »

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