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Somebody Bigger Than You and I – Elvis Presley – 1967

About The Song

“Somebody Bigger Than You and I” is a gospel song recorded by Elvis Presley in 1966 and released in 1967 as part of his album “How Great Thou Art.” The song reflects Presley’s deep appreciation for gospel music and showcases his powerful vocal delivery in a religious context.

Five facts about “Somebody Bigger Than You and I”:

  1. Origin: The song was written by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Sonny Burke. It was originally composed in 1950 and had been recorded by various artists before Elvis chose to include it in his gospel-themed album.
  2. Album Inclusion: “Somebody Bigger Than You and I” is featured on Elvis Presley’s Grammy-winning album “How Great Thou Art,” which was released in 1967. The album marked a return to Presley’s gospel roots and received critical acclaim.
  3. Gospel Influence: The track is deeply rooted in gospel music, and Elvis’s rendition captures the spiritual essence of the genre. It’s characterized by soulful vocals and a gospel choir, adding a powerful and uplifting quality to the song.
  4. Grammy Success: Elvis Presley’s album “How Great Thou Art,” including “Somebody Bigger Than You and I,” won the Grammy Award for Best Sacred Performance in 1967. The recognition reaffirmed Elvis’s versatility as an artist, extending beyond his rock ‘n’ roll roots.
  5. Legacy: “Somebody Bigger Than You and I” remains a significant part of Elvis Presley’s legacy in gospel music. The song’s enduring appeal lies in its heartfelt expression of faith and the sincerity with which Elvis approached the spiritual themes present in the lyrics.



Who made the mountains? Who made the trees?
Who made the rivers flow to the sea?
And who sends the rain when the earth is dry?
Somebody bigger than you and I

Who made the flowers to bloom in the Spring?
Who made the song for the robins to sing?
And who hung the moon and the stars in the sky?
Somebody bigger than you and I

He lights the way when the road is long
He keeps you company
And with His love to guide you
He walks beside you
Just like He walks with me

When I am weary, filled with despair
Who gives me courage to go on from there?
And who gives me faith that will never die
Somebody bigger than you and I