This was Anne Murray's choice for a follow-up single to her hit "Snowbird
" in 1970, but Capitol Records thought it was too religious, and that she sounded too masculine. They chose "Sing High Sing Low," which bombed in the US. While Murray's version of "Put Your Hand In The Hand" languished as the middle track on her Honey, Wheat and Laughter
album, Ocean recorded the tune and had a huge hit with it. In Murray's autobiography, she writes that she was very upset about losing this hit, and that Ocean sang the song off-key.
David - Birmingham, AL