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Elvis SongPedia: I Believe In The Man In The Sky

I Believe In The Man In The Sky




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Basic Stats

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Written by: Richard Howard

Recorded: October 30, 1960, RCA Studio B, Nashville
Released master is take 4.

Single:w/ "Crying In The Chapel", as Gold Standard Series original release, 447-0643, April 6, 1965

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
Didn't chart

1st LP release: - December 1960
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My Spin

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Elvis recorded "I Believe In The Man In The Sky" for his first full album of gospel music, His Hand In Mine, and follows the Statemen's Quartet's arrangement down to the letter.

Other Spins

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The charge of sentimentality can be levelled against a few of these items, but Presley's sincerity is never in doubt. "I Believe In The Man In The Sky" - the most successful of these recordings, not released for five years - veers near these waters, but the pulse is slow, with harmonies (superbly realised by the Jordanaires) that carry the beat. It is sung by Presley with tenderness and a fine feeling for the words.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979





Elvis at his very best, turning a minor hit by the Orioles featuring Sonny Till (1953) and later Adam Wade (1965) into a breaktakingly beautiful pop song - simple, sentimental, and transcendentally Elvis, backed by the Jordanaires.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982



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"I Believe In The Man In The Sky" Lyrics

(The steps that lead to any church form a stairway to a star)
(They're part of God and should be trod more often than they are)

I believe in the man in the sky, I believe with His help I'll get by
My footsteps may falter, my eyes may grow dim
But He's my Gibraltar, I'm trusting in Him

Though a sparrow is all I may be on me He will still keep an eye
Yes, I'm singing His praise till the end of my days
I believe in the man in the sky

(Though a sparrow), sparrow (is all I may be) sparrow am I
(For me He will still keep an eye) keep an eye
Yes, I'm singing His praise till the end of my days
I believe in the man in the sky
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