Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got A Friend – Lyrics

Title  Precious Lord, Take My Hand / You’ve Got A Friend
Composer  Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen / Carole King
Composition’s Year  1932 / 1971
First Recording Artist  Heavenly Gospel Singers / Carole King
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1972

Lyrics
When you’re down and troubled
You need some loving care
Ain’t nothing, ain’t nothing going right
Close, close your eyes
And meditate on Him
And soon He will be there
God can brighten up
He can brighten up your darkest hours

(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, be my friend)

(You just call out His name)  Precious Lord, take my hand
(And you know wherever you are)  Lead me on, let me stand
(He will be there to see you again)  I get tired, I am weak, and I get worn, I get worn
(Winter, spring, summer or fall)  Through the storm, through the night
(All you got to do is call)  Lead me on Lord to the light
And He’ll be there, ooh

(You’ve got a friend)  Yeah, you’ve got a friend in Jesus
(You’ve got a friend)  You’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus, yes you do
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, ooh, ooh)  You’ve got a mighty good friend in Jesus, I wonder do you know it?
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, ooh, ooh)  It sho’ you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus, oh Lord
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, yes in Jesus)  Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend, ah
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, yes in Jesus)  Sho’ you’ve got a friend in Jesus, sho’ do
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, yes in Jesus)  Ooh, in Jesus
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, ooh, ooh)  You’ve got a mighty good everlasting friend in Jesus
(You’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus)  Sho do, sho’ do, you sho’ do, you sho’ do, you sho’ do, I wonder do you know you do, you sho’ do
(You’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus)  You’ve got a mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty good friend in Jesus
(You’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus)  Oh Lord, yes you do, you’ve got a mighty, mighty good friend in Jesus, yeah
(You’ve got a friend in Jesus)  Oooh
(You’ve got a friend in Jesus)  Oooh Jesus
(You’ve got a friend in Jesus)  Oh in Jesus, man
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, in Jesus)  Oooh
(You’ve got a friend, ooh, in Jesus)  Jesus, oh Lord, ah ah
(You’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend, you’ve got a friend in Jesus)  A mighty, mighty, mighty, mighty good friend in Jesus

Català – Preciós Senyor, Pren La Meva Mà / Tens Un Amic
Quan estàs deprimit i amb problemes
Necessites una mica d’atenció amorosa
Res, res funciona correctament
Tanca, tanca els ulls
I medita en Ell
I aviat Ell hi serà
Déu pot omplir de llum
Ell pot omplir de llum les teves hores més fosques

(Preciós Senyor, pren la meva mà)
(Porta’m, deixa’m ser)
(Estic cansat, sóc dèbil, estic desgastat)
(A través de la tempesta, a través de la nit)
(Porta’m a la llum)
(Pren la meva mà, preciós Senyor, sigues el meu amic)

(Només crida el Seu nom)  Preciós Senyor, pren la meva mà
(I saps que allà on siguis)  Porta’m, deixa’m ser
(Ell hi serà per veure’t de nou)  Estic cansada, sóc dèbil, i estic desgastada, estic desgastada
(Hivern, primavera, estiu o tardor)  A través de la tempesta, a través de la nit
(Tot el que has de fer és cridar)  Porta’m, Senyor, a la llum
I Ell hi serà, oh

(Tens un amic)  Sí, tens un amic en Jesús
(Tens un amic)  Tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús, sí que el tens
(Tens un amic, oh, oh, oh)  Tens un molt bon amic en Jesús, em pregunto, ho saps?
(Tens un amic, oh, oh, oh)  Segur que tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús, oh Senyor
(Tens un amic, oh, sí en Jesús)  Sí, sí, sí, sí, sí, tens un amic, ah
(Tens un amic, oh, sí en Jesús)  Segur que tens un amic en Jesús, segur que el tens
(Tens un amic, oh, sí en Jesús)  Oh, en Jesús
(Tens un amic, oh, oh, oh)  Tens un molt bon amic etern en Jesús
(Tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús)  Segur que el tens, segur que el tens, segur que el tens, segur que el tens, segur que el tens, em pregunto, saps que el tens? Segur que el tens
(Tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús)  Tens un molt, molt, molt, molt, molt bon amic en Jesús
(Tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús)  Oh Senyor, sí que el tens, tens un molt, molt bon amic en Jesús, sí
(Tens un amic en Jesús)  Oh
(Tens un amic en Jesús)  Oh Jesús
(Tens un amic en Jesús)  Oh en Jesús, home
(Tens un amic, oh, en Jesús)  Oh
(Tens un amic, oh, en Jesús)  Jesús, oh Senyor, ah ah
(Tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic, tens un amic en Jesús)  Un molt, molt, molt, molt bon amic en Jesús

Precious Lord – Funeral Of Mahalia Jackson – 1972

Title  Precious Lord
Composer  Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen
Live at  Funeral Of Mahalia Jackson, Salem Baptist Church, Chicago, Illinois
Year  1972 (February 2)
Country  USA

Precious Lord – Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Dedication – 2011

Title  Precious Lord
Composer  Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen
Live at  Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Dedication, West Potomac Park, Washington D.C.
Year  2011 (October 16)
Country  USA

Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2) – 7″ DJ Promo – 1967

Audio  –  Video

Title  Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2)
Label  Checker
Catalogue #  5031
Format  7″ DJ Promo – 45 RPM
Year  1967
Country  USA

A  Precious Lord (Part. 1)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]
B  Precious Lord (Part. 2)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]

Precious Lord – Funeral Of Martin Luther King, Jr. – 1968

Title  Precious Lord
Composer  Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen
Live at  Funeral Of Martin Luther King, Jr., Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia
Year  1968 (April 9)
Country  USA

Precious Lord, Take My Hand – You’ve Got A Friend / Wholy Holy – 7″ 33 RPM DJ Promo Argentina – 1972

Audio  –  Video

Title  Precious Lord, Take My Hand – You’ve Got A Friend (Vengo A Ti, Oh Señor – Tu Amigo Fiel) / Wholy Holy (Enteramente Consagrado)
Label  Atlantic / Music-Hall
Catalogue #  218
Format  7″ DJ Promo – 33 RPM
Year  1972
Country  Argentina
With  James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir

A  Precious Lord, Take My Hand – You’ve Got A Friend (Vengo A Ti, Oh Señor – Tu Amigo Fiel)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen / Carole King]
B  Wholy Holy (Enteramente Consagrado)  [Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson]

Amazing Grace – 7″ EP DJ Promo – 1972

Audio  –  Video

Title  Amazing Grace
Label  Atlantic
Catalogue #  A-1025
Format  7″ EP DJ Promo – 45 RPM – White Label
Year  1972
Country  USA
With  James Cleveland & The Southern California Community Choir

A1  Precious Lord, Take My Hand – You’ve Got A Friend  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen / Carole King]
A2  Precious Memories  [Traditional]
B1  Wholy Holy  [Marvin Gaye, Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson]
B2  Mary, Don’t You Weep  [Traditional]

Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2) – 7″ – 1960

Audio  –  Video

Title  Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2)
Label  Checker
Catalogue #  941
Format  7″ – 45 RPM
Year  1960
Country  USA

A  Precious Lord (Part. 1)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]
B  Precious Lord (Part. 2)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]

Precious Lord – Lyrics

Title  Precious Lord
Composer  Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen
Composition’s Year  1932
First Recording Artist  Heavenly Gospel Singers
Aretha’s First Recording Year  1956

Lyrics
Lead, lead, lead me on to the light
Oh, take my hand, precious Lord
And lead your child home

And when my, when my way goes dreary
Precious Lord please linger near
And oh, when my, when my life is almost, almost gone
Father, Father, Father hear my cry, Lord

And oh, hear my call and hold, hold my
Hold my hand, Jesus, lest I fall
Oh, take my hand, precious Lord
And lead me, lead me on

Ain’t no harm to moan
At, at, oh, at the river Lord, oh oh here I stand
Guide my, guide my feet, oh hold my hand
Oh precious Lord, shake my hand, hand
And lead your child home

Català – Preciós Senyor
Porta’m, porta’m, porta’m a la llum
Oh, pren la meva mà, preciós Senyor
I porta el teu fill a casa

I quan el meu, quan el meu camí es torni lúgubre
Preciós Senyor, si us plau, roman a prop
I oh, quan la meva, quan la meva vida gairebé, gairebé se’n vagi
Pare, Pare, Pare escolta el meu plor, Senyor

I oh, escolta la meva crida i pren, pren la meva
Pren la meva mà, Jesús perquè no caigui
Oh, pren la meva mà, preciós Senyor
I porta’m, porta’m enllà

No és cap mal gemegar
Al, al, oh Senyor, al riu, oh oh, aquí estic
Guia els meus, guia els meus peus, oh pren la meva mà
Oh preciós Senyor, dona’m la mà, la mà
I porta el teu fill a casa

Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2) – 7″ France – 1968

Audio  –  Video

Title  Precious Lord (Part 1 & 2)
Label  Chess
Catalogue #  169.527
Format  7″ – 45 RPM
Year  1968
Country  France

A  Precious Lord (Part. 1)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]
B  Precious Lord (Part. 2)  [Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, George Nelson Allen]