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We Call on Him

4.3 / 5

Words & Music: Ben Weisman Sid Wayne Fred Karger

We call on Him
Whenever storm clouds gather
We call on Him to light our darkest day
Why must it be that only when we're lonely
And hopes are dim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may

We call on Him when no-one else will answer
We ask of Him a reason to go on
When our cup of joy becomes a cup of sorrow
Filled to the brim, we call on Him

Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way
To count our blessings and thank Him while we may

Recordingdate: 1967/09/11, first released on: single (album)


Musicians who contributed to the first recording of We Call on Him:

(steel guitar)


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Marty_TCE wrote on February 26, 2009
Truly touching and inspirational.
My boy, my boy wrote on June 04, 2009
I like that one. A both soulful and peaceful moment in the "Guitar Man" session !
bastiaanvinke wrote on June 04, 2009
A good one although I don't see single material seeing it's a gospel song.
dgirl wrote on June 04, 2009
Great song, great lyrics. Very meaningful.
derekd wrote on June 04, 2009
Good recording, but best used on gospel cd's.
Steve V wrote on June 04, 2009
Nice touching song that really says something. Good performance as well.
GEORGE (GK) wrote on June 04, 2009
"Why don't we call on Him before we lose our way, to count our blessings and thank Him while we may". What a great line, in such a powerful song. Elvis sings it so beautifully.
JerryNodak wrote on June 05, 2009
Wonderful song. Beautifully sung by Elvis. I prefer it over You'll Never walk Alone. Don't see it as single material because it's gospel? Ever heard of Crying In The Chapel? That one did pretty well for Elvis.
NONE000000 wrote on June 05, 2009
Even if you are not a fan of religious music, you really can't go wrong with Elvis' gospel music. Even an atheist would find themselves moved by the conviction in Elvis' voice.
TCB1974 wrote on September 11, 2011
One of my most treasured gospel recordings. It is stunningly beautiful with powerful lyrics. At least at par with other great gospel recordings such as You'll never walk alone and He touched me. Four stars from me.
Rob Wanders wrote on September 11, 2011
beautiful song and so well sung.
japio wrote on September 11, 2011
Beatiful song with a lyrics that ask him while you'll have a heavy time. But Elvis takes it a step higher. This song is perfect. Also the alternates are highclassed. I know for sure he understand the lyrycs
rai wrote on September 11, 2011
Nobody can sing this song like how Elvis sang it. The passion is unquestionably superb. Even the Lord would have applauded from up there when he heard Elvis sing it.
Deano1 wrote on September 11, 2011
5 stars all the way! Well-written and perfectly sung...perfection!
Nariel wrote on April 24, 2012
One of my favourite Elvis gospel songs - no, one of my favourite Elvis songs, period. Simply outstanding!
Gorse wrote on January 10, 2013
Sung with total respect, meaning and reverence. He really got into these type of gospel songs, and made you think deeply about the words.
sugartummy wrote on May 26, 2013
I find it a bit boring, but it's sung perfect. One of his weakest gospels.
ElvisSacramento wrote on February 16, 2014
This is such an excellent, meaningful, underrated, overlooked and touching gospel song and it was perfectly sung by Elvis. This Elvis recording should be much better known than it actually is. I've never skipped it. Five stars from me.
Lou A wrote on February 17, 2014
My mother was very ill with cancer . I was driving her to chemotherapy one morning when this song came on the Serius Elvis station . We both listened to the lyrics which really hit home . Neither of us said a word , but I could tell we both were moved by Elvis ' delivery of the song. My mother died a few months later , but I still recall sharing this song with her that morning. Great underated heartfelt and moving performance by Elvis .
Natha wrote on February 17, 2014
As I don't believe in god I have nothing with the ambiguous lyrics. I am also not moved by his conviction. But I definitely like his outstanding voice on this recording. Also I have sympathetic joy when someone finds peace of heart listening to this song.
Deke Rivers 6 wrote on April 16, 2015
He put alot into these albums, I feel a hypocrit as i'm not religuos...but hey ho it was Elvis, so......
trudygillenwater wrote on April 16, 2015
Inspirational classic by Elvis.
rai wrote on April 17, 2015
Such a beautiful gospel song.
Cruiser621 wrote on May 16, 2017
Not one of his more memorable songs; but as a general statement is ok.
bajo wrote on December 03, 2020
I am not a religious person. But, when it comes to Elvis' gospel music I'm close to become one. The few gospel songs he recorded in the late sixties also included in the fine Camden, You'll Never Walk Alone, made that a fine addition to the other gospel albums. We Call On Him as the B-side to You'll Never Walk Alone did not catch much attention. But, to me they were two outstanding performances by Elvis. They still are. May I also mention Who Am I? from the Memphis sessions in 1969..
marty wrote on December 03, 2020
Following the success of "Crying in the Chapel" RCA released an Elvis Easter single almost every year until 1972 without the same success. "We Call On Him" was one of them and is a great recording which I love hearing it even though I am not religious. It would feature in any personal "best of" compilation of Elvis's gospel/ inspirational recordings. 4 1/2 stars
Milky White Way wrote on December 03, 2020
This period produced some fine performances and showed Elvis was well and truly on the way back after the movie lean years. Wonderfully sung and arranged song and one of my favs. Nothing less than 5 stars.
Stevekimb1 wrote on April 15, 2021
Wow! What a fantastic yet reverent performance. I love to listen to Elvis’ calming and sincere delivery. The backing musicians truly second to none.
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