Song Lyric Sunday – “Where No One Stands Alone”

This week Jim Adams has prompted us with choosing a song pertaining to Endless | Eternity | Everlasting | Forever | Infinity | Omega for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday. I chose “Where No One Stands Alone” by Elvis Presley and Lisa Marie Presley.

When I started thinking about infinity and forever, I began wondering where I will go after my life on this earth is over. I certainly believe in a heaven, a place where we can spend eternity and be with our loved ones that have passed before us. I can’t say I’m a religious person, but I am very spiritual.

This thought took me to the King and his gospel efforts! Did you know that the only Grammy won by Elvis Presley was for his gospel albums. He received 14 Grammy nominations and won 3 for “How Great Thou Art”, “He Touched Me” and his live recording of “How Great Thou Art”. He also was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in 1971.


Song Facts:

  • Written by Mosie Lister, an American singer and Baptist minister.
  • Where No One Stands Alone is a compilation album released worldwide by RCA Records and Legacy Records on August 10, 2018, almost 41 years after the passing of Elvis on August 16, 1977.
  • The album included archival performances from Elvis’ gospel albums How Great Thou Art in 1967 and He Touch Me in 1972
  • The title track was the second track on the album and was a newly recorded duet with Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley.
  • The Album entered Billboard’s Christian Album chart at #1 and remained there for two weeks.
  • Remained in the top 10 on the same Billboard chart for two additional weeks.
  • Reached #22 on the US Billboard 200 chart and charted in several other countries.

Where No One Stands Alone

Once I stood in the night
With my head bowed low
In the darkness as black as could be
And my heart felt alone and I cried, "Oh Lord
Don't hide your face from me"
Like a king, I may live in a palace so tall
With great riches to call my own
But I don't know a thing
In this whole wide world
That's worse than being alone
Hold my hand all the way, every hour, every day
Come here to the great unknown
Take my hand, let me stand
Where no-one stands alone
Take my hand, let me stand
Where no-one stands alone
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Mosie Lister

22 Comments on “Song Lyric Sunday – “Where No One Stands Alone”

    • It doesn’t. I went out of the box this week because this song is about not walking alone when you get to heaven. Heaven is a synonym for eternity and forever. Hope I didn’t get too far out there. πŸ™‚

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      • I agree and I am happy that you were able to find something, as I thought these prompt words be very difficult. In the rules it says that you don’t have to choose a song that contains the prompt words, but I enjoy checking for them. There are some people who won’t end up spending eternity in heaven.

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      • Thanks Jim. I’m glad you do because some song selections don’t make sense at all for the prompts. You are right about Heaven. Guess I could have done Highway to Hell. I haven’t read everyone’s blogs yet so not sure if it was in the mix. LOL! πŸ™‚

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      • Awesome, Lisa, addressing the challenge with some very creative out-of-the-box thinking. Kudos!!! Nevertheless, for those who also would like to see some in-the-box related responses to the challenge the following weblink provides a duet sung by Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens. Sadly, though they sung about being together forever things didn’t mesh with them long enough to realize for eternity the words of the song.

        Forever and Ever–Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens

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      • Thanks Skip. I was in an Elvis gospel mood yesterday! LOL! Merle and Bonnie would have been a good one to do. πŸ™‚

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