If that Isn't Love

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Words & Music: Dottie Rambo
He left the splendor of heaven
Knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha
There to lay down His life for me

And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love

Even in death He remembered
The thief hanging by His side
Then he spoke of love and compassion
And He took him to paradise

And if that isn't love
Then the ocean is dry
There's no stars in the sky
And the little sparrows can't fly
Yeah if that isn't love
Then heaven's a myth
There's no feeling like this
If that isn't love It's got to be love
Recorded: 1973/12/16, first released on Good Times

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Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2014report abuse
As it was on a regular LP I listened to it. I never liked gospels on regular albums. Now-a-days I can make my own playlist which does not contain any gospels at all.
Anyway, apart from that Elvis has that wonderful voice that entices one to listen to it. So in those days I loved to listen to that voice.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 19, 2013report abuse
Not overproduced by my taste. Just those backing vocals again. Elvis loved vocal groups, but for me, a lot of times it's just too much.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 23, 2013report abuse
This is such a spectacular song and Elvis' rendition of it was magnificent. 5 Stars for the vocal and 5 Stars for the song.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Awesome vocal, that's why i love the 70's. 5 stars for the vocal and 4 for the song.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2013report abuse
Magnificent powerful vocal that lifts this song from the mundane to something more spectacular. Even then it is never a 5 star offering but is always a pleasure to spin.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 19, 2012report abuse
Great vocal on a so-so song. Dont like the arrangement at all. Too much going on. Simple was not part of the 70's recording style for Elvis and because of that many of these over the top arrangements happened. Def not single material.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 12, 2011report abuse
Very close to being good enough for release as a single, maybe at Easter time. Just needed that final touch. A gospel single didn't have to be a 'pop' song. Anyway, yes, I like this recording.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 12, 2011report abuse
Solid, but unspectacular gospel track. Elvis sings it well, but I think the arrangement and production could have been better.
Marc JB (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 14, 2011report abuse
Awesome vocals...This song should of been the title of a another gospel album. Along with "Help Me" and "I Got a Feeling" Elvis should of recorded more of this stuff at Stax in '73 and possibly '74.

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