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Oh how I love jesus

COVERED BY ELVIS

Oh How I Love Jesus


recording date elvis: 1966; Informal
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originally by: Frederick Whitfield in ca.1900

recording year: 1913
originally written by: whitfield
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Frederick Whitfield wrote a very well-known hymn called "Oh How I Love Jesus," which was first published in 1855 (it is also known as "There Is A Name I Love To Hear"). Whitfield was an Anglican clergyman who lived from 1829-1904. In 1855 he published this hymn while still a student at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Whitfield was born and raised in England. After graduating from Trinity College, he was ordained in the Church of England. Whitfield died in 1904.
If a recording exists of Whitfield singing his own composition, I have been unable to locate it. Furthermore, I doubt that it would have been a commercial recording, so there is a question-mark accompanying his name as original artist. Indeed, for such a seemingly popular hymn, "Oh How I Love Jesus" has been recorded by few performers.
Elvis's version of this hymn was recorded at home and never intended for commercial release. However, the hymn sung by Elvis in Gospel style and listed as "Oh How I Love Jesus" seems to be an amalgamation of two songs. Certainly, Elvis sings the refrain from Whitfield's composition, but the verse is completely different.


Oh How I Love Jesus

performed by:
Frederick Whitfield

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Oh How I Love Jesus

performed by:
Elvis Presley

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