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I Believe in the Man in the Sky

4.5 / 5

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

Recordingdate: 1960/10/30, first released on: His Hand in Mine (album)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on February 04, 2010
Elvis was a great gospelsinger. Can't help lovin' this one.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on November 22, 2010
I like this song. He sings it with such feeling, and ease, And the song flows nice. Great arrangement.
Great Dane wrote on November 22, 2010
My favorite on the His Hand in Mine album. 5 stars both the album and song.
Deano1 wrote on November 22, 2010
Always one of my favorite Elvis gospel songs...Great backing by the Jordinaires and perfect vocals by Elvis. 5 stars!
derekd wrote on November 22, 2010
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.
carol wrote on November 23, 2010
fantastic recording. Love it!
Lpool kid wrote on April 28, 2012
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
sugartummy wrote on March 12, 2013
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.
Gorse wrote on July 11, 2013
A gospel offering perfect in every way possible.
ElvisSacramento wrote on May 24, 2014
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.
bajo wrote on May 25, 2014
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!
shawnrw wrote on April 09, 2016
One of my favorite Elvis gospel recordings. Elvis's vocal is beyond perfection, his passion for this music always shows.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 16, 2017
Another great one from "His Hand in Mine" gospel album. Could never understand why the sax in the background which was audible and annoying. The same thing happened on his hit single "She Not You"
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