July 16

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” and Lead Me to the Right Way

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord,” and lead me to the right way for I do not know what I am doing. Sometimes we are unaware of the things that are happening around us. The more we think of ourselves the more we push people away.

In this situation where we have no control over the things around us, let us not hesitate to ask the help of the Lord. The Lord is the only one who can help us, and enlighten our hearts and minds to see the good side of every situation.

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

Take My Hand, Precious Lord
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This is a gospel song written by Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey. He was known as the “Father of Black Gospel Music.” It marks his best-known composition. It was then performed by various music artists including Mahalia Jackson, Red Foley, Albertina Walker, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.

In 2002, the Library of Congress added this song on the US National Recording Registry.

Elvis Presley’s Version

Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Photo Credits: Elvis Presley/ Official Facebook Home Page

Elvis Presley recorded the song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” It was released in  October 1957 as a single from his album, Elvis’ Christmas Album. This album consists of six Christmas songs, two traditional Christmas carols, and four gospel songs.

Upon its release, the album ranked number three on the Pop albums chart and reached number thirty-nine on the singles chart. It also became number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart for four consecutive weeks. Moreover, according to the RIAA, the album had sold millions of copies in the United States becoming as the best selling Christmas album of all time.

About the Song

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

Featuring the lyrics of the song shows that the narrator asks the Lord’s hand to lead his life into a brighter one. This only shows how we need God in our day to day lives. Sometimes, we might not understand His will and that is the time to trust in Him more. We must always remind ourselves that we have the most powerful living God, so in every battle we have encountered, losing will never be an answer.

Listen to this song from Elvis Presley “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” and be enlightened.

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