I Asked the Lord (He's Only a Prayer Away)

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Words & Music: Duncan/ Lange
I thank the Lord for everything
When things are going my way
He said to me I will comfort thee
And drive your cares away

He promised me I will walk thee
And drive your cares away

I did not ask for riches
He gave me wealth untold
The moon, the stars, the sun the sky
(Are there for you) to behold

I thank the lord for everything
And I count my blessings each day
He came to me when I needed Him
I only have to pray
And He'll come to you if you ask Him to
He's only a prayer away
Recorded: 1959, first released on A Golden Celebration

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
This one was recorded in Bad Nauheim in the summer of 1959. The sound quality is poor.
Chris1966 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 30, 2012report abuse
For some reason i always thought this song was called I Thank The Lord!
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 30, 2012report abuse
Same for me as well ; what might have been as opposed to someone relaxing with friends and singing his favourite music namely gospel, which if had lived a lot longer would not have been released.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 30, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful song and Elvis' performance of it was spectacular. Unfortunately, the sound quality is bad. Elvis definitely should've recorded this gem in the studio for a studio album release.
freedom101 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 4, 2012report abuse
Elvis definitely should've recorded this song in the studio. Even on this recording the magic of his voice and his artistry shines.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 3, 2012report abuse
I would have given this song 5-stars except for the sound quality, but I agree whole heartedly, this song should have definitely been officially recorded by RCA. It would have been awesome. Just Elvis and the piano. So many off the cuff moments were missed in recording him. So many. It's a shame.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2009report abuse
Even wth bad sound quality this is an amazing performance. Boy how I wish he would have recorded this one in the studio with just a piano.

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