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Take My Hand Precious Lord

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(Dorsey)

 

Information:

Thomas A. Dorsey was inspired to write Take My Hand Precious Lord in 1939 by the deaths of this first wife and baby daughter in childbirth. From that time forward, he became totally dedicated to writing gospel songs.

 

Elvis recorded Take My Hand Precious Lord on January 13, 1957, at Radio Recorders.

 

Lyrics:


1. Precious Lord, take my hand

Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, Im weak, Im lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand, precious Lord, lead me home

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)
- 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)

- Gospel 1957 - 1972: Known Only to Him (1989)

- Essential Elvis, Volume 2 (1989)

- Known Only to Him (1989)

- The King of Rock'n'Roll - The Complete 50's Masters (1992) - box set
- Amazing Grace - His Greatest Sacred Performances (1994)

- Peace in the Valley (2000)

- Take My Hand: Gospel Favourites (2000)

- White Christmas (2000)

- Lead Me Guide Me (2001) - Provident

- Elvis Christmas (2006)

- You'll Never Walk Alone (2006)
- Elvis Ultimate Gospel (2007)

- Inspirational Memories (2008) - Madacy

- I Believe - The Gospel Masters (2009) - Sony Legacy - box set

- Elvis' Christmas Album (2014) - FTD

 

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