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Lead Me, Guide Me

4.4 / 5

Words & Music: Doris 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

Recordingdate: 1971/05/17, first released on: He Touched Me (album)


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Steve V wrote on May 27, 2009
Nice gospel song. Good melody and sung very well.
burninglove92 wrote on May 06, 2010
Another great song from he touched me album. love gospel elvis
Deano1 wrote on October 27, 2010
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.
TCB1974 wrote on December 03, 2011
Absolutely beautiful, a recording from the heart and soul. Also love the pictures of Elvis singing this backstage in Elvis on Tour. Four stars.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on July 04, 2012
"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.
Great Dane wrote on July 04, 2012
This album is as good as the other two. I give them all 5 stars,that count for this song to.
sugartummy wrote on March 30, 2013
Again a wonderful gospel.
cookingfat wrote on May 24, 2013
A good song,I like the "On Tour" version too
alanfalk wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
Pedro Nuno wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
Gorse wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
ElvisSacramento wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
dgirl wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
alanfalk wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
dgirl wrote on May 24, 2013
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 wrote on May 24, 2013
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.
sugartummy wrote on January 08, 2015
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.
shawnrw wrote on May 09, 2015
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.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 17, 2018
Per dgirl, May 24, 2013, "No one beats Black singers singing gospel. Im sure most people here don't own any gospel except by Elvis..." I rate this song 5-stars and yes, I agree 101% with the aforementioned comments, and yes I do in fact have a rather extensive collection of black artists and to be blunt Elvis was doing his version and he was very good at doing gospel.
JerryNodak wrote on November 17, 2018
The weakest of the 3 gospel LPs. However, there's still much to like (imo). Song: 4 stars. LP: 3 stars.
bajo wrote on November 17, 2018
I was surprised by this album. The third in the gospel field. (not forgetting the Camden album or the gospel EP) And I found it to be a very fine album. Most of all because it didn’t follow the path of the previous two. Thus giving us three different shades of Elvis’ gospel music. This song is one of the better ones on the album. The only song I have some difficulty with is Seeing Is Believing. My favs: I John, I Got Confidence, Bosom Of Abraham, A Thing Called Love and An Evening Prayer. Still, I really like the album. And Elvis’ gospel is in a class of it’s own. The wonderful «I Believe» box is recommended!
Rob Wanders wrote on June 16, 2020
Great song; one of his best Gospels!
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