Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Precious Lord, Take My Hand (Mahalia Jackson)
One of Rev. Martin Luther King's favorite songs was "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (composed by Tommy Dorsey). Mahalia Jackson sang it on several occasions for Dr. King at meetings and rallies where he spoke. She sang it for him one last time at his funeral on April 9, 1968 following his assassination on April 4. Here is her recorded version from the album Bless This House. The song is also features in the film Selma.