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Take My Hand, Precious Lord

4.2 / 5

Words & Music: Thomas A. Dorsey

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When my way grows drear precious Lord linger near
When my light is almost gone
Hear my cry, hear my call
Hold my hand lest I fall
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

When the darkness appears and the night draws near
And the day is past and gone
At the river I stand
Guide my feet, hold my hand
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on, let me stand
I'm tired, I’m weak, I’m lone
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home

Recordingdate: 1957/01/13, first released on: Peace In The Valley (EP)


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old shep wrote on April 14, 2008
A great performance by Elvis from one of my favourite Presley albums
Lex wrote on May 04, 2008
Although Elvis didn't have his later vocal power yet, it is a beautiful honest rendition.
2kisses&3scarfs wrote on May 04, 2008
This is one of my all time favorite spiritual songs by Elvis. So touching and beautiful.
My boy, my boy wrote on May 05, 2008
You can see Elvis is in his element (Gospel) even at such a young age !...Nice version !
Ton Bruins wrote on October 21, 2008
One of my favorite gospels, without a doubt ! He should had re-recorded this one in the 70's...
Pedro Nuno wrote on October 21, 2008
Brilliant. A 50's Gospel that was sung with more passion than lots of Rock songs from the same period. It shows the true musical love of the Young King.
Rob Wanders wrote on October 21, 2008
great song. one of his best spirituals.
derekd wrote on November 05, 2010
Elvis in this form was great. Love Christmas, love the Christmas Album [57] and love this song. Roll on Christmas.
Deano1 wrote on November 06, 2010
Early in his career, Elvis had a tendency to try and sing the gospel songs with such reverance that he would lose a little bit of his uniqueness when doing so. This song falls into that category (along with "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem", "Silent Night" and a few of the tracks on the "His Hand In Mine" LP). Don't get me wrong, this one is still a wonderful track; but Elvis does not project his voice well in a couple of places and his voice was not as strong as it would become later on in his career. The best thing about this track is the sincerity in his voice. 3 1/2 stars.
blueminstrel wrote on February 23, 2011
This song (along with In the Garden) was played during my dad's funeral service just this weekend. Elvis' gospel music was a great source of comfort for me this week. One can only imagine the countless, countless others that his personal testimony in such songs has comforted. That alone speaks volumes for the man and his music and his faith.
sugartummy wrote on May 16, 2013
Can you imagine Elvis singing this at one off his last performances. That would have been chilling. As no organ player is listed on the sessions, I assume that pianoplayer Gordon Stokes played the organ on this one. Beautiful song.
Gorse wrote on June 21, 2013
As has been hinted at with previous comments here, the voice was not completely at ease with gospel record performances at this stage of his career. Sung with sincerity yes but just lacking that 50's magic and despite being my second preference of the 4 gospel songs officially released at this time - only 3 stars.
Cruiser621 wrote on November 24, 2015
Good song along with the other 3 from the Original Extended Play 45RPM released back in 1957, "Peace In The Valley"; if any, "I Believe" is the weakest, not this song.
ElvisSacramento wrote on November 26, 2015
This is such a beautiful gospel song and Elvis' rendition of it was sensational. 5 Stars. I know that Elvis' favorite music genre was gospel. Elvis always sang gospel songs with such sincerity, tenderness, passion and commitment.
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