QRS Put Your Hand in the Hand Player Piano Roll 10-439
Put Your Hand in the Hand QRS 10-439 Anne Murray Vintage Player Piano Roll
Put Your Hand in the Hand
“Put Your Hand in the Hand” is a gospel pop song composed by Gene MacLellan and first recorded by Canadian singer Anne Murray from her third studio album Honey, Wheat and Laughter.
It became a hit single for the Canadian band Ocean, released as the title track to their debut album. The single peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, kept from No. 1 by “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. The song also reached No. 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart. The single version omitted the instrumental, that occurs between the second chorus and the second verse, as well as the repeat of the chorus and the final instrumentalist chorus, that ends without the fade. It went on to become 22nd best-seller of 1971.
After MacLellan’s suicide in 1995, his friend and fellow Atlantic Canadian musician Ron Hynes wrote the song “Godspeed” as a tribute, the lyrics for which reference the title of this song.
The song was inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2006.