Sunday, January 27, 2013

Another Sunday with Elvis Presley

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It has been just over a year since we last spent Sunday Morning with the late and great Elvis Presley, so I thought we could visit him once again. Many thought Elvis did his best work when singing Gospel music, and it is easy to hear he had a great connection to it. While he might not have been a saint, this sinner sure knew how to repent. You can hear it in his voice when you listen to his recording of "Take My Hand, Precious Lord". The song had lyrics written by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, during the period of grieving after the death of his wife, who passed during childbirth in 1932. The melody was written by George Nelson Allen, as the melody for the song 'Maitland' was the melody Dorsey used when writing the lyrics. The song can be foudn on the 1957 release, 'Elvis' Christmas Album'.

Elvis also sang "Where Could I Go But To The Lord", written by James B. Coats in the first half of the last century. The song was off the 1967 release of Gospel songs, 'How Great Thou Art'. This is a video of Elvis performing the song in 1968.

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