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The lyrics were written by the Rev. Thomas A. Dorseywho also adapted the melody. The melody is credited to Dorsey, drawn extensively from the hymn tune, "Maitland".
This tune originally appeared in hymnals and tune books as "Cross and Crown"; the name "Maitland" appears as early as Dorsey can be seen telling this story in the gospel music documentary Say Amen, Somebody. Take My Hand Precious Lord - Various - Young Gospel Country was Martin Luther King Jr.
King's last words before his assassination was The Wayward Wind - Patsy Cline - The Best Of Patsy Cline Vol. 2 request to play it at a mass he was due to attend that night.
Franklin also recorded a live version of the song for her album Amazing Grace as a medley with " You've Got a Friend ". That evening was dedicated to him and recorded on the album 'Nuff Said!
It was also performed by Ledisi in the movie and soundtrack for Selma in which Ledisi portrays Mahalia Jackson. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yes, I'm Ready. Retrieved Archived from the original on Retrieved 6 September Mahalia Jackson.
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