MLK Day: Precious Lord Take My Hand

Martin Luther King would always request Mahalia Jackson to sing, “Precious Lord Take My Hand.” She sang it for him a last time at his funeral in Atlanta in 1968. It was written by Thomas A Dorsey (1899-1993), the father of Gospel Music. A good way to start MLK Day; take 5 minutes to listen and commemorate the life and impact of Dr King. (h/t Paul Sailhammer)


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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One Response to MLK Day: Precious Lord Take My Hand

  1. rcottrill says:

    Greetings from Wordwise Hymns. Thanks for posting a bit about the song “Precious Lord.” I’ve posted a commentary on it this morning, and linked to the blog where I tell the touching story of how it came to be written. I invite you to check it out. God bless.

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