I Believe in the Man in the Sky

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Words & Music: Richard Howard
The steps that lead to any church
Form a stairway to a star
They're part of God and should be trod
More often than they are

I believe in the man in the sky
I believe with his help I’ll get by
My footsteps may falter
My eyes may grow dim
But he's my Gibraltar
I'm trusting in him

Though a sparrow is all I may be
On me he will still keep an eye
Yes I’m singing his praise
Till the end of my days
I believe in the man in the sky

Sparrow, sparrow am I
Keep an eye
Yes I’m singing his praise
Till the end of my days
I believe in the man in the sky
Recorded: 1960/10/30, first released on His Hand in Mine

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bajo (profilecontact) wrote on May 25, 2014report abuse
This song, the entire album and add Crying In The Chapel are among Elvis' greatest vocal performances ever! I would maybe also be correct to add Surrender also since it was recorded at the same time!
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2014report abuse
This is such a beautiful gospel song and Elvis sang it with so much feeling and ease. It's a masterpiece of a recording for sure. Five stars from me. I love all of Elvis' gospel music.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2013report abuse
A gospel offering perfect in every way possible.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 11, 2013report abuse
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 12, 2013report abuse
The way he sings "sparrow am I". Just wonderful. He has such a unique voice on this song. Doesn't really sound like Elvis. But then, Elvis has so many different voices throughout his career. He is amazing.
Lpool kid (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 28, 2012report abuse
brilliant,every word on this track and even the entire album was crystal clear and a joy to listen to.i to find that the HGTA album is slightly muffled (and i do have a very good stero system ) especially when compared to this one.5 stars
carol (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 23, 2010report abuse
fantastic recording. Love it!
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2010report abuse
Recorded when, IMO, Elvis was at his peek. His voice on the full album of HHIM was great. And leaving 'Chapel' until '65 was in hindsite a master stroke. These are all gems, the 60's recordings.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2010report abuse
Always one of my favorite Elvis gospel songs...Great backing by the Jordinaires and perfect vocals by Elvis. 5 stars!
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2010report abuse
My favorite on the His Hand in Mine album.
5 stars both the album and song.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 22, 2010report abuse
I like this song. He sings it with such feeling, and ease, And the song flows nice. Great arrangement.
Bart van Katwijk (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 4, 2010report abuse
Elvis was a great gospelsinger. Can't help lovin' this one.

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