A black and white portrait photo of Elvis Presley

Crying in the Chapel

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For this week’s music post I’d like to share a little gem performed by Elvis Presley.

This song was written by Artie Glenn of the 1950’s group Rhythm Riders, about which I have been able to find out very little. The song has been covered many times, with versions by Rex Allen, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, to name a few.

The lyrics to the song are simple and moving, and describe the joy of a God encounter and of having one’s burden lifted by Lord through prayer. It’s a short song, so you’ve no excuse not to give it a listen!

Many thanks to Kristian of the blog Tales From the Mind of Kristian for making me aware of this song, which I hadn’t heard until a few days ago. It’s a beauty!

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