January 10

Randy Travis’ Acoustic Version of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”

When we are in trouble, we tend to find someone to be there for us. We can ask help from the people we love, and comfort from our family. But, what if they cannot be there for us? What if they are also dealing with their problems, and cannot offer help at the moment? What are you going to do if there is no one to help you?

Some people do not believe that they need God but God is the only one we can run to and ask help. He has the power to comfort us and save us from all the things that have been bothering us.

Randy Travis’ song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” shows us that we are not alone, we have God who will lend us a helping hand.

Randy Travis with his guitar
Photo Credit: Randy Travis/ Official Facebook Page

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord” Inspiration

The gospel song “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” was written by Thomas A. Dorsey. The melody of the song was based on the hymn “Maitland.” The song written by Dorsey was based on his life when he lost his wife while giving birth, and his son. But, with God’s help, he found comfort.

Different Covers

“Take My Hand, Precious Lord” has been covered by different artists from different genres. Some of the artists who covered the song were Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, and many more.

Randy Travis’ Version

Randy Travis recorded the song as one of the tracks on his seventeenth studio album Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise. The song was never released as a single. Therefore, it didn’t enter the Country or Christian chart.


The Music Video

A music video was released for Travis’ song. It shows Travis playing a guitar and singing the song. While he’s singing you could hear a voice telling him something or what to do. Travis excellent vocals can be heard clearly in the music video as he was singing in an acoustic style.

Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise, The Album

His album Glory Train: Songs of Faith, Worship, and Praise secured a spot on the Billboard chart. It reached number twenty-eight on the country albums chart and number seven on the Christian album chart. Furthermore, the album entered the Billboard 200.


Randy Travis

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