Treating a gospel song today, we want to bring in front of you every request that you have, so today we are answering one of your choices - Take My Hand, Precious Lord, interpreted by Aretha Franklin.
Aretha Louise Franklin, born in 1942 in Tennessee, was an American singer, pianist, and songwriter.
She is known as one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as she recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top-ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries, and 20 number-one R&B singles.
Among her most famous songs, we can name Rock Steady, Jump To It, Ain’t No Way, Call me, or Day Dreaming.
Take My Hand, Precious Lord is a gospel song, written and adapted by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey.
The story behind the free Take My Hand, Precious Lord piano sheet music is credited to Dorsey and drawn from the 1844 hymn – Maitland.
He wrote Take My Hand, Precious Lord in response to an inconsolable bereavement at the death of his wife, in childbirth, and his infant son.
It is an incredible gospel song, released in more than 40 languages and the interesting fact about the free Take My Hand, Precious Lord piano sheets is that it was Martin Luther King Jr’s favorite song and his first choice at civil rights rallies.
What is interesting is that King’s last wish was to play this song at a service he was due to attend on the night of his assassination.
Among the most incredible performances that are worth mentioning, there are the versions by Selah Jubilee Singers – 1938, The Soul Stirrers – 1939, Mahalia Jackson, Aretha Franklin – 1956, Elvis Presley – 1957, Kimbra -2019.
The song was featured also in media, in movies such as Selma, Christian concerts, and TV Shows.
You can always enjoy one of the mentioned versions or even try your own at your piano at home.