Music: Elvis and Hymns

September 23, 2010

Elvis Presley was raised a Pentecostal and was exposed to fervent and devout Christianity from his youngest days. Unfortunately, much of his adult life was plagued by moral failings, drug abuse, and decadence. But Elvis never completely abandoned the faith. It is said that during stressful times and long road trips Elvis would insist that gospel music be played. Elvis himself recorded several albums of gospel music. His point of connection with the church remained the Hymns and gospel songs that he learned as a child.

Music is powerful and the Christian musical legacy is impressive. If you do not attend church and do not know any of the old hymns, you are missing something tremendous.

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