Gospel songs sung by Elvis Presley include “Peace in the Valley,” “How Great Thou Art,” “His Hand in Mine” and “He Touched Me.” Presley, who won three Grammy Awards for his gospel recordings, is the best-selling solo artist of all time, with 600 million sales worldwide, as of 2016.Continue Reading
Presley recorded the extended play single “Peace in the Valley” in 1957. The spiritual, written by Thomas A. Dorsey, was released on RCA Victor Records and reached number 39 on the singles chart. Presley performed the song on his third and final appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” on January 6, 1957.
In 1960, Presley recorded the gospel song “His Hand in Mine,” written by Mosie Lister. He also released an album of the same name, which reached number 13 on the American pop charts and number 3 in Great Britain. In 1992, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the album “His Hand in Mine” as Platinum.
Presley recorded “How Great Thou Art” in 1966. The gospel song, written by Stuart K. Hine, was the first track on an album of the same name, which hit number 18 on the pop charts. The album won Presley his first Grammy Award, for Best Sacred Performance. Presley won his second Grammy Award for the contemporary gospel album “He Touched Me” in 1972. The album is named for the title track, and is written by William J. Gaither.Learn more about Art & Literature