Lead Me, Guide Me

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Words & Music: D. Akers
Lead me oh Lord, won't you lead me
I am tired and I need Thy strength and power
To guide me over my darkest hour
For just open my eyes that I may see
Lead me oh Lord, won't you lead me

Lead me, guide me along the way
For if you lead me I cannot stray
Or just open my eyes that I may see
Lead me oh Lord, won't you lead me
I am lost if you take your hand from me
I am blind without try light to see

Lord just always let me Thy servant be
Lead me oh Lord, won't you lead me
Lead me, guide me along the way
For if you lead me I cannot stray

Lord just open my eyes that I may see
Lead me oh Lord, won't you lead me
Recorded: 1971/05/17, first released on He Touched Me


shawnrw (profilecontact) wrote on May 9, 2015report abuse
Superb gospel recording with Elvis in perfect harmony with his side men. I'm not always in the mood for religious songs but this one is just great from head to toe, and shows Elvis's passion for the gospel quartet arrangement from his youth.
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 8, 2015report abuse
As an Elvis fan, I just love Elvis' voice, so I always prefer Elvis vocals over others, because in my ears, there is no "better" singer than Elvis. The emotion he lays in his voice is unsurpassed. I don't think Elvis is the best blues singer, because he is so much more, but I still prefer hearing Elvis singing the blues than, let's say Howlin' Wolf or Bessie Smith. He's just my number one singer.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
And as always you state your oppinion be talking down to other fans, so maybe you should grow up. You always state your views like they are God given truthes , but are never able to argue for them when discussing , you just get offended.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
Without even looking, I knew who wrote the previous message. Alan, chill, its an opinion dude, that's all. Freedom of speech is allowed last time I checked. I am not rating a singer by skin color. I am offering an opinion on a certain genre of music. This may shock you but I also think black artists sing R&B, and blues better than Elvis. For goodness sake grow up. Elvis was not the best at everything under the sun.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
It is so great when musical geniuses (With extensive collections) decide to enrich us Elvis fans who Never listen to anything else than Elvis with there much welcome knowledge about music, but beside from finding out what they think I never heard anything useful from them. If one were to rate a singer I think skin color isn't the way to go, I would look at several parameters such as versality in style and voice, popularity, sales, and if the feeling they convey suit the song to find out who is the best.
Cruiser621 (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
I concur with "dgirl" 110%! and yes, I do, in fact, have an extensive gospel selection and yes, I very much like this song by Elvis, but the overall album itself, "He Touched Me" I rate way above "How Great Thou Art". "His Hand In Mine" is still the best by Elvis.
dgirl (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
Great song, and I like all 3 albums very much. But as far as Elvis being the best gospel singer ever? I don't think so. White singer perhaps. I would suggest Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers and The Staples Singers. No one beats Black singers singing gospel. Im sure most people here don't own any gospel except by Elvis.
ElvisSacramento (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
This is such a beautiful song and Elvis' renditions of it are all brilliant. The best gospel music will definitely always be Elvis' gospel music. Also, no one will ever be able to sing gospel songs as well as Elvis sang them.
Gorse (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
Another top notch gospel delivery from Elvis and team, showing the deep conviction he had for this genre, - perfection from the first note to the last.
Pedro Nuno (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
It´s a Great Song , from a Great Album. It's true that “He touched me”, hasn't the same feelings like, “His Hand in mine” and “How Great Thou Art”. But that is because “He Touched Me”, as a lot of we could call now of Contemporary Christian Music, and doesn’t follows traditional and pure gospel standards as the two previous albums. That not a bad thing at all, in a way the fits in perfection in Presley catalog. Maybe because of it, He touched me still, nowadays, sound fresh and beautiful.
alanfalk (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
Great song and a great album. Crazy talk to suggest that this album should not have been made ! His three gospel albums are different in style and this way there are something for everybody, and a lot for somebody (like me) who likes all three.
cookingfat (profilecontact) wrote on May 24, 2013report abuse
A good song,I like the "On Tour" version too
sugartummy (profilecontact) wrote on Mar 30, 2013report abuse
Again a wonderful gospel.
Great Dane (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2012report abuse
This album is as good as the other two. I give them all 5 stars,that count for this song to.
Deke Rivers 6 (profilecontact) wrote on Jul 4, 2012report abuse
"His Hand In Mine" / "How Great Thou Art" were good albums, he should have left it at that as far as "He Touched" Me goes.
TCB1974 (profilecontact) wrote on Dec 3, 2011report abuse
Absolutely beautiful, a recording from the heart and soul. Also love the pictures of Elvis singing this backstage in Elvis on Tour. Four stars.
Deano1 (profilecontact) wrote on Oct 27, 2010report abuse
The "He Touched Me" LP was a little uneven; but it did have many great tracks. The title song, "Reach Out To Jesus", "Bosom Of Abraham", "I, John" are top-notch; but this one is the crown jewel of the album. Elvis sings it with conviction and sincerity, the lyrics are well-crafted and the Imperials provide outstanding backing vocals. One of my favorite Elvis sacred songs.
burninglove92 (profilecontact) wrote on May 6, 2010report abuse
Another great song from he touched me album. love gospel elvis
Steve V (profilecontact) wrote on May 27, 2009report abuse
Nice gospel song. Good melody and sung very well.

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