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We Call On Him

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Fred Karger, Sid Wayne, Ben Weisman

Recorded: September 11, 1967, Nashville
Released master is take 9.

Single:w/ "You'll Never Walk Alone", 47-9600, March 26, 1968
Also re-released as Gold Standard Series, 447-0665, December 1, 1970

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#106 ("Bubbling Under") on Billboard's Hot 100

1st LP release: Youll Never Walk Alone - March 22, 1971
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My Spin

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After the success of "Crying In The Chapel" in 1965, it became something of a tradition for RCA to release an Elvis gospel single around Easter. "We Call On Him" was the offering for the spring of '68. Although for my money its flip-side "You'll Never Walk Alone" is a far better performance, this one is still a pleasant ballad that Elvis treats with respect, and that's enough to elevate it above the mediocrity that the tune deserves.

Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

"We Call On Him" is a gentle number, but lacks distinction.

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

Sacred ballad with Elvis in superb control against a perfectly balanced backing.

The Complete Elvis, edited by Martin Torgoff, 1982

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"We Call On Him" Lyrics and Downloads

We call on Him whenever storm clouds gather
We call on Him to light our darkest day
Why must it be that only when we're lonely
And hopes are dim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may

We call on Him when no-one else will answer
We ask of Him a reason to go on
When our cup of joy becomes a cup of sorrow
Filled to the brim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may
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Yea! Nice Gospel Ballad!

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