Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Black History Month-Mahalia Jackson

It's been busy at work, and have been unable so far to continue writing additional articles continuing the performers of jazz organ.

But I want to continue articles for Black History Month.

So here are the lyrics for Precious Lord, Take My Hand.

It was written by Thomas A Dorsey, discussed in our first article of Black History Month.

The great gospel singer Mahalia Jackson sang this, and her recording of this song was a favorite of Dr. Martin Luther King.

Mahalia Jackson was considered the greatest r and b singer that never was, she persisted in singing religious music her whole life.

Thomas Dorsey piano, and Mahalia Jackson

Precious Lord, take my hand,
Lead me on, let me stand,
I am tired, I am weak, I am worn;
Through the storm, through the night,
Lead me on to the light:


Take my hand, precious Lord,
Lead me home.

When my way grows drear,
Precious Lord, linger near,
When my life is almost gone,
Hear my cry, hear my call,
Hold my hand lest I fall:


When the darkness appears
And the night draws near,
And the day is past and gone,
At the river I stand,
Guide my feet, hold my hand:


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