Elvis Presley’s Song
“Why Me Lord” is a gospel recorded by Elvis Presley. It was released in July 1974 as a sixth single on the Presley’s fifth live album, Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis. This album topped the Billboard’s Country chart and ranked number 40 on the Billboard’s top 200 music hits in the US. Moreover, in 1999, Elvis Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis earned a certified gold award by the Recording Industry Association of America.
In addition, this gospel song is originally titled “Why Me.” It was written by Kris Kristofferson. It was Presley, who retitled the song as “Why Me Lord” as he released his own version.
“Why Me Lord”
Lord help me Jesus, I’ve wasted it so
Help me Jesus I know what I am
Now that I know that I’ve need you so
Help me Jesus, my soul’s in your hand.
According to the writer, he wrote the song during his downfall. It brings back the memories he had in the past after attending a religious service conducted by their ministry. The life he wasted in the past has been washed by God. He then realized that the life he wanted in the past is not enough for he is not with God.
Life without God is useless. Yes, you may reach your dreams, but still, there is this empty space in your heart where you do not feel satisfied. Do you know what that is? That is God. Whatever you do, never leave the person who is with you when nobody was there. God showed his love for us by the way he protects us from the danger that may harm us. The sacrifices we made are just minimal compared to the sacrifices he has done for us. As he keeps on pouring our life with endless blessings, we must not forget to pray for that is the only way we can communicate with him and give thanks to him.