We Call on Him

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Words & Music: Fred Karger/ Ben Weisman/ Sid Wayne
We call on Him
Whenever storm clouds gather
We call on Him to light our darkest day
Why must it be that only when we're lonely
And hopes are dim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may

We call on Him when no-one else will answer
We ask of Him a reason to go on
When our cup of joy becomes a cup of sorrow
Filled to the brim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may
Recorded: 1967/09/11, first released on single

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Natha (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2014report abuse
As I don't believe in god I have nothing with the ambiguous lyrics. I am also not moved by his conviction. But I definitely like his outstanding voice on this recording. Also I have sympathetic joy when someone finds peace of heart listening to this song.
Lou A (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 17, 2014report abuse
My mother was very ill with cancer . I was driving her to chemotherapy one morning when this song came on the Serius Elvis station . We both listened to the lyrics which really hit home . Neither of us said a word , but I could tell we both were moved by Elvis ' delivery of the song. My mother died a few months later , but I still recall sharing this song with her that morning. Great underated heartfelt and moving performance by Elvis .
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 16, 2014report abuse
This is such an excellent, meaningful, underrated, overlooked and touching gospel song and it was perfectly sung by Elvis. This Elvis recording should be much better known than it actually is. I've never skipped it. Five stars from me.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on May 26, 2013report abuse
I find it a bit boring, but it's sung perfect. One of his weakest gospels.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 10, 2013report abuse
Sung with total respect, meaning and reverence. He really got into these type of gospel songs, and made you think deeply about the words.
Nariel (profilecontact) wrote on Apr 24, 2012report abuse
One of my favourite Elvis gospel songs - no, one of my favourite Elvis songs, period. Simply outstanding!
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
5 stars all the way! Well-written and perfectly sung...perfection!
rai (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
Nobody can sing this song like how Elvis sang it. The passion is unquestionably superb. Even the Lord would have applauded from up there when he heard Elvis sing it.
jack409 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
Great recording! If anyone has a problem with it call someone who cares.
japio (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
Beatiful song with a lyrics that ask him while you'll have a heavy time. But Elvis takes it a step higher. This song is perfect. Also the alternates are highclassed. I know for sure he understand the lyrycs
Rob Wanders (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
beautiful song and so well sung.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 11, 2011report abuse
One of my most treasured gospel recordings. It is stunningly beautiful with powerful lyrics. At least at par with other great gospel recordings such as You'll never walk alone and He touched me. Four stars from me.
KingKreole (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
Even if you are not a fan of religious music, you really can't go wrong with Elvis' gospel music. Even an atheist would find themselves moved by the conviction in Elvis' voice.
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 5, 2009report abuse
Wonderful song. Beautifully sung by Elvis. I prefer it over You'll Never walk Alone. Don't see it as single material because it's gospel? Ever heard of Crying In The Chapel? That one did pretty well for Elvis.
GEORGE (GK) (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
"Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way, to count our blessings and thank Him while we may". What a great line, in such a powerful song. Elvis sings it so beautifully.
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Nice touching song that really says something. Good performance as well.
derekd (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Good recording, but best used on gospel cd's.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
Great song, great lyrics. Very meaningful.
bastiaanvinke (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
A good one although I don't see single material seeing it's a gospel song.
My boy, my boy (profilecontact) wrote on Jun 4, 2009report abuse
I like that one. A both soulful and peaceful moment in the "Guitar Man" session !
Elvis Rimes (profilecontact) wrote on Feb 26, 2009report abuse
Truly touching and inspirational.

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