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Put Your Hand in the Hand

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Words & Music: Gene Maclellan
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee

My momma taught me how to pray
Before I reached the age of seven
When I’m down on my knees
That's when I’m closest to heaven
Daddy lived his life, two kids and a wife
Well you do what you must do
But he showed me enough of what it takes
To get me through, oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!
Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee
Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee, Oh yeh!
Recorded: 1971/06/08, first released on Elvis Now

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sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 26, 2013report abuse
Great guitar playing by James Burton & Chip Young. There are much more lyrics then the ones Elvis sang. Anne Muray, who first sang this song, did many more "Elvis songs". A fun track.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
Liked this song together with the album from the first time I heard it. I still enjoy this album although in the FTD version. I allways liked "thrown together" albums best as long as the songs are good, and I will take this, GoodTimes, Promised land or Moody Blue over TTWII any day of the week.
kink56 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
After the brilliant 68 comeback, the Memphis records, and the Nashville marathon sessions of 1970, yielding two great LPs TTWII and Elvis Country, the downhill slide started. I have been a fan of Elvis through my mom since I was born in 1956. I had collected all of Elvis' LPs by 1971, staring in 1968 with Gold Vol 4, my first personal purchase. And in a matter of 3 1/2 years I had every LP from Elvis Presley to Love Letters From Elvis. I suffered through listening to his mostly lousy ST LPs, worst being Frankie and Johnny, Harum Scarum and Kissin' Cousins. I was NOT in the mood for another downturn!

Upon getting Elvis Now, I QUIT buying any more Elvis LPs. Later a friend of mine had copies of Fool and Raised On Rock. Upon listening to them, I decided I made the right choice in not buying any Elvis LPs after Elvis Now. I return to the fold with EP Boulevard and Moody Blue, and being a completist, I went back and bought those since Elvis Now. (Good Times being the only decent one in the bunch)

So, needless to say, I do not like Put Your Hand In the Hand, and I really never cared for He Touched Me, althoug His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art are both stellar.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
This gospel outing does not have the polish and class of the 1960 and 1966 recordings, but makes up for it with a gutsy drive and urgency punctuated by a great instrumental break. Released in the wrong place originally, I rate it 4 stars as a stand alone track.
ger (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
this is not good at all its got to be the worst track of the 70s
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 21, 2012report abuse
This is such a beautiful, catchy and fun song and Elvis' rendition of it is magnificent. The first singer that ever recorded this song was Anne Murray and her rendition of it is spectacular.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2012report abuse
"Put your hand in the hand" and "Miracle of the Rosary" should have been placed, on the "He Touched Me-Album", and "Hey Jude", should have been saved for one of the "Camden budget albums", since the song was a older song, at this point in time, and not "Now" in 1972, when the album, "Elvis Now' was released. However, the song "Sylvia" was perfect for the "Now" album, And, "I'm Leavin" and "The First Time ever I saw your Face" would have been 2 nice choices to replace "Put your Hand in the hand" and Micacle of the Rosary" on the Now" album. All in all, "Put your hand" is a fun track, and a nice remake, of a recently charted version, at the time, but again, would have been better suited for a gospel set of music.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Nov 24, 2010report abuse
Elvis' version makes you feel good and it is good overall track; but it was horribly placed on the LP "Elvis Now". This one and "Miracle Of The Rosary" should have been on "He Touched Me". "Sylvia" and "Hey Jude" should have been dropped from the LP and "For Lovin' Me", "I'm Leavin", "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face", "Don't Think Twice" should have been added and maybe two of the songs with Elvis at the piano to close out each side.
OtisBlue22 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 25, 2010report abuse
1971 was a very productive year in terms of Elvis' studio output—what with his second, folk-blues Christmas album and a fantastic gospel album to boot. And yes, Elvis Now was obviously cobbled together, but there were more than enough fresh masters in the can to warrant a third, more consistent, more satisfying LP: Elvis recorded alone at the piano: It's Still Hear, I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, I Will Be True. The rest of the material (My Way, Until It's Time For You To Go, Put Your Hand In The End, a snatch of I Shall Be Released, Early Morning Rain, (That's What You Get) For Lovin' Me, First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, etc.) points toward the more reflective, low-key direction Elvis was pursuing at the time. One feels that RCA did Elvis a disservice in their insensitive marketing of these understated mood pieces as mere product, fulfilling a contractual obligation.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 21, 2010report abuse
Not bad, but again a cover and practically note for note this time. Sub-par LP by the way.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2009report abuse
good song - probably should have been on the He Touched Me LP instead of the awful thrown together Elvis Now.

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