How Great Thou Art Songs Ranked

How Great Thou Art is the ninth studio album by American singer and musician Elvis Presley, released by RCA Victor in mono and stereo in February 1967. Recording sessions took place at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 25, 26, 27, and 28, 1966. It peaked at No. 18 on the Top Pop Albums chart. It was certified Gold on February 16, 1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on October 13, 2010 by the RIAA. The title song won the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance. In 2008, Sony Music reissued for compact disc a remastered version of the album with three bonus tracks. Two had been released as a single in 1968, the hit side Presley’s stab at “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel barely making the Billboard Hot 100, with the third track a leftover from the sessions at American Sound Studio in 1969 and issued on a budget album in 1971. The album was re-released in 2010 on the Follow That Dream label as a two-disc set with outtakes.

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10. Without Him

“This is the best of Elvis’ three Gospel albums. Extremely powerful and faithful vocal performances, great songs and clever arrangements. You can tell that this music means a lot to Elvis and he puts a lot of effort in here as always, but this time even more.”

9. How Great Thou Art

“It’s Elvis, who else can sing “How Great Tho Art” and make you weep? Makes a great gift for senoirs looking for some good gospel sounds and want the respect of old time Christian music.”

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8. Stand by Me

“It’s an exciting and moving listening all the way through. Make sure not to miss this one out, it’s the best thing that Elvis did in the mid-60s and ranks among the very best albums of his.”

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7. Somebody Bigger Than You and I

“I love the talent of Elvis Presley and especially like his gospel and romantic music. I feel blessed to listen to this great talent. Actually I have not purchased any CD of his that I did not like.”

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6. In the Garden

“The King is the King in his performance. Having participating in so many of our Easter Services and performances leading up to it brought me to remembering these beautiful songs performed as only Elvis could do. I recommend you enjoy it.”

5. Farther Along

“Who doesn’t love Elvis? There will never be another. I love the rawness in these recordings. There is no image in pelvic thrusts or curled lips, just a true demonstration of Elvis’s talent. “

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4. Run On

“I am a big fan of a great voice – and my opinion is a Gospel album is the best place to hear the story the singer has to tell. This collection is definately a must have for anyone’s collection.”

3. Crying in the Chapel

“One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion at least)… Here, we hear the soul of Elvis crying out in prayer, and it is truly a religious experience… Even if you’re not a believer, you can’t help but be blown away by the authenticity and talent of Elvis in what may be the perfect maturing of his voice before he went down a different track in the 70’s.”

2. Where No One Stands Alone

“This is such a wonderful CD of Elvis’ gospel songs! He has always loved God and was never shy about singing about it! It brings back memories of my mom singing these songs. She loved Elvis too! It’s a beautiful CD.”

1. By And By

“Elvis was a conflicted individual who would probably have been better off had he summoned the courage to leave drugs and rock-n-roll behind and stick with Gospel. This is where his heart was and it shows in this amazing album. If you like Elvis and you don’t have it, you must add this to your collection.”