About This Video

A live recording with vocals and piano from Elvis Presley at his concert in Montgomery, Alabama on February 16th 1977.

 

“Where No On Stands Alone” is a beautiful gospel song that Elvis recorded at the legendary RCA Studio B, Nashville, Tennessee in May 1966 for his Grammy award winning album “How Great Thou Art”, released in 1967.

This live recording, exactly 6 months before his death aged just 42, is one of the most poignant moments on stage in Elvis’ career. From nowhere, Elvis decided to sit at the piano, and perform this old gospel number for the one and only time on stage. Totally unrehearsed, it appears that his band and backing singers either couldn’t remember the song or didn’t know it at all.

Elvis launches into an impassioned effort, despite his failing health and delivers a performance and lyric that struck a resonance with his current situation that is impossible to ignore. With his life and career seemingly slipping away from him, Elvis seemed a broken and lost man, a victim of his own unprecedented success. The only place he knew to turn to was God, and that night, on that stage, he sung his heart out, in a cry for help.

(Words & Music written by Mosie Lister)

Once I stood in the night
With my head bowed low
In the darkness as black as could be
And my heart felt alone and I cried oh Lord
Don’t hide your face from me

Like a king I may live in a palace so tall
With great riches to call my own
But I don’t know a thing
In this whole wide world
That’s worse than being alone
Hold my hand all the way, every hour every day
From here to the great unknown

Take my hand, let me stand
Where no one stands alone

Take my hand, let me stand
Where no one stands alone

Related Scripture

Colossians 3:2

Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.


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