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I Believe – Elvis’ Christmas Album – 1957

About The Song

“I Believe” is a gospel song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1957. Here’s a short description and five facts about Elvis’s rendition of this uplifting and spiritually resonant song:

  1. Gospel Inspirations: “I Believe” is a gospel hymn with a message of faith and belief in a higher power. Elvis Presley’s rendition infuses the song with his soulful vocals, bringing a sense of sincerity and conviction to the lyrics.
  2. Part of “Peace in the Valley” EP: While “I Believe” wasn’t included in Elvis’s 1957 Christmas album, it was released as part of the “Peace in the Valley” EP. This extended play record featured gospel songs and was released to complement Elvis’s gospel recordings.
  3. Chart Success: “I Believe” was a commercial success, reaching the top ten on the Billboard singles chart. Its popularity showcased Elvis’s ability to transcend musical genres, attracting a wide audience to his gospel recordings.
  4. Cover of a Pop Hit: The song “I Believe” was originally a pop hit for Frankie Laine in 1953. Elvis adapted it into a gospel style, infusing it with his own vocal nuances and transforming it into a powerful expression of faith.
  5. Religious Significance: The lyrics of “I Believe” touch on themes of faith, hope, and belief in a divine presence. Elvis’s rendition captures the essence of the spiritual message, making it a notable example of his contributions to gospel music.



I believe for every drop of rain that falls
A flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
A candle glows
I believe for everyone who goes astray, someone will come
To show the way
I believe, I believe

I believe above a storm the smallest prayer
Can still be heard
I believe that someone in the great somewhere
Hears every word

Every time I hear a new born baby cry
Or touch a leaf or see the sky
Then I know why, I believe
I believe

Every time I hear a new born baby cry
Or touch a leaf or see the sky
Then I know why, I believe
I believe