Put Your Hand in the Hand

Album: Put Your Hand in the Hand (1971)
Charted: 2
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  • Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
    Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
    Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
    By puttin' your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee

    Every time I look into the Holy Book I want to tremble (tremble)
    Or when I read about the part where the carpenter cleared the temple (temple)
    For the buyers and the sellers were no different fellas than what I profess to be
    And it causes me shame to know we're not the people we should be

    So, put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
    Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
    Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
    By puttin' your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee

    My mama taught me how to pray before I reached the age of seven
    She said, "there'll come a time when there'll probably be room in heaven"
    But I'm feeling kinda guilty 'bout the number of times to do what we must do
    But we forget what he said, then we figure that he'll still make room

    So, you gotta put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
    Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
    Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently
    By puttin' your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee

    Everybody come along

    Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the water
    (Who stilled the water)
    Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea
    (Who calmed the sea)
    Take a look at yourself and you can look at others differently Writer/s: GENE MAC LELLAN
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Steve from FloridaNever understood the line "there'll come a time when there'll probably be room in heaven". Are we waiting for them to build an addition or something?
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenAs a child, my wife thought the line was "Put your hand in the hand of the man who steals the water."
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 7th 1971, "Put Your Hand In The Hand" by Ocean entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #87; and on April 25th it peaked at #2 (for 1 week) and spent 14 weeks on the Top 100 (and for 7 of those 14 weeks it was on the Top 10)...
    It reached #4 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #10 in their native Canada...
    The week is was at #2 on the Top 100, the #1 record was "Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night...
    The quintet had three other records make the Top 100; "Deep Enough For Me" (#73), "We Got A Dream" (#82), and "One More Chance" (#76).
  • Esskayess from Dallas, TxNo coincidence there, David. Both "Put Your Hand..." and "Snowbird" were written by Gene Maclellan.
  • David from Birmingham, Al"Put Your Hand" 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 meantime, Ocean recorded "Put Your Hand" and had a huge hit with it. In Anne's autobiography, she writes that she was very upset about losing this hit, and that Ocean sang the song off-key.
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