Take My Hand, Precious Lord
Recorded by Elvis January 13 1957
When we remember Elvis, we often recall his wild side, shooting televisions, his addiction to pain-killers, womanising. Yet the King of Rock-n-Roll, fallen as we all are, had another side to him. Elvis was, in fact, a deeply spiritual man whose faith was central to his life. He certainly struggled to live a moral life, but his intentions were clear to all his friends. Every day he would strive to become closer to God. "He was a deeply spiritual man;" claims Ray Walker of The Jordanaires, the legendary quartet that sang with Elvis for many years, "he was more spiritual than anyone around him."