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Let Your Light Shine on Me

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Original music written by
Original lyrics written by
Language
English
ISWC
T-901.801.916-4 BMI, ISWC
Adapted from
Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone written by George Nelson Allen
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written by English

Title Performer Release date Info
1937 First release
Precious Lord Charles Beck (The Singing Evangelist) 1937 Unverified
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(Blind Boy Fuller, Sonny Terry, Bull City Red) August 1940
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Take My Hand Precious Lord Jewell Gospel Trio 1955 Unverified
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Take My Hand Precious Lord The Staple Singers 1965 Unverified
September 1966
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October 21, 1967
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Precious Lord, Take My Hand Marion Williams [US] 1968 Unverified
May 1969
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1969 Medley
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June 1970
Precious Lord, Lead Me On Sister Gertrude Morgan 1970 Unverified
April 1971 Medley
November 8, 1971 Live
Medley
December 1971
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March 28, 1972
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Precious Lord Clarence Fountain 1972 Unverified
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Pat Boone 1972 Unverified
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Marion Williams, Thomas A. Dorsey May 1973 Unverified
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1986 Released more than 10 years after its recording
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Crystal Lewis 1987 Unverified
1988
September 25, 1990
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1990 Live
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November 16, 1993
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1994 Live
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Precious Lord (A Tribute to Dr. Martin … Vickie Winans 1994 Unverified
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October 28, 1997
1997 A cappella
Live
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Take My Hand, Precious Lord Ladysmith Black Mambazo 1997 Unverified
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1998 Medley
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Helena* 1998 Unverified
April 20, 1999
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January 29, 2002
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October 25, 2005
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Precious Lord, Take My Hand Etta james, Gladys Knight, Chaka Khan and Guests 2005 Unverified
August 8, 2006
September 1, 2006
November 7, 2006
2006 Released more than 10 years after its recording
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2006
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Kelly Price 2006 Unverified
Precious Lord, Take My Hand Beau Williams 2006 Unverified
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Precious Lord, Take My Hand Mike Farris 2007 Unverified
August 10, 2008 Released more than 10 years after its recording
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2013 Live
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November 2014
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July 17, 2015
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February 12, 2016
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Precious Lord Mary Griffin 2016 Unverified
March 17, 2017 A cappella
September 15, 2017
November 24, 2017
September 5, 2019
November 6, 2020
August 13, 2021

written by instrumental

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i April 1, 2008
i July 15, 2011
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i April 1, 2013
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i September 2017

written by English Maitland

Title Performer Release date Info
October 27, 1997 First release

written by English

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August 2, 2005
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October 24, 2006 Live
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December 3, 2013
February 26, 2016