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Sweet,sweet spirit

COVERED BY ELVIS

Sweet,Sweet Spirit


recording date : Thursday, 30 March 1972; Concert
first release:


originally by: Doris Akers & The Statesmen Quartet

recording date: 12-may 1964
originally written by: akers
catalognumber: lpm 2936 mono
label: rca
album: Doris Akers & The Statesmen Quartet Sing For You
comments: original autographs on back sleeve



Dorothy Akers, born in Brookfield, Missouri, in 1923, moved to Los Angeles when she was 22 years of age to become intimately involved in gospel music. "Sweet, Sweet Spirit" was written by Akers in 1962. She recorded the number herself together with the Statesmen Quartet, releasing it on the LP, "Dorothy Akers & The Statesmen Quartet Sing For You" on RCA LPM 2936.
Dorothy Akers died in July 1995 and was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
"Sweet, Sweet Spirit" was often sung in Elvis concerts, but not by Elvis. Instead, he would ask one of his backing groups, The Stamps, to perform the number, while he simply watched in admiration. During rehearsals, Elvis had the habit of singing many gospel numbers with members of his concert party; some of these rehearsals were recorded and thanks to this a very brief passage of "Sweet, Sweet Spirit," sung by Elvis, can be heard on an unofficial release.


Sweet,Sweet Spirit
performed by:
Dorithy Akers & The Statesmen Quartet

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There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord;

And there are sweet expressions on each face,
And I know they feel the presence of the Lord.

Chorus

Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly Dove,
Stay right here with us,filling us,filling us,filling us,filling us,filling us,with Your love.
And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise;
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived,
When we shall leave this place.





Sweet,Sweet Spirit
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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There's a sweet, sweet Spirit in this place,
And I know that it's the Spirit of the Lord;

There are sweet expressions on each face,
And I know that it's the presence of the Lord.

Sweet Holy Spirit, Sweet heavenly Dove,
Stay right here with us,filling us with Your love.

And for these blessings we lift our hearts in praise;
Without a doubt we'll know that we have been revived,
When we shall leave this place.

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