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If We Never Meet Again – Elvis Presley – 1960

About The Song

“If We Never Meet Again” is a poignant ballad recorded by Elvis Presley in 1960. Here are five facts about the song:

  1. Release and Album Inclusion: Elvis Presley recorded “If We Never Meet Again” on March 8, 1960. The song was released as a single and also included in his gospel album “His Hand in Mine,” which marked a significant departure from his rock and roll style, showcasing his versatility as an artist.
  2. Written by Albert E. Brumley: The song was written by Albert E. Brumley, a renowned gospel songwriter. Brumley’s compositions have become standards in the gospel music genre, and “If We Never Meet Again” is one of his notable contributions.
  3. Gospel Influence: While the song has a somber and reflective tone, its underlying theme carries a message of hope and the prospect of reuniting in heaven. This reflects the gospel influence that permeates many of Elvis’s recordings, especially during his exploration of gospel music in the early 1960s.
  4. Variety of Covers: In addition to Elvis Presley’s rendition, “If We Never Meet Again” has been covered by various artists across different genres. The song’s emotional depth and timeless theme of reunion have made it a compelling choice for reinterpretation.
  5. Legacy and Impact: The song remains a testament to Elvis’s ability to convey emotion and sincerity in his performances. “If We Never Meet Again” is often cited as an example of his vocal prowess and his capacity to connect with listeners on an emotional level.



Soon we’ll come to the end of life’s journey
And perhaps never meet any more
Till we gather in heaven’s bright city
Far away on that beautiful shore
If we never meet again this side of heaven
As we struggle through this world and its strife
There’s another meeting place somewhere in heaven
By the side of the river of life
Where the charming roses bloom forever
And where separations come no more
If we never meet again this side of heaven
I will meet you on that beautiful shore