The Songs He Sang
Take My Hand/Didn't It Rain?: Lyrics
As performed by Cisco Houston
Thomas A. Dorsey/Traditional
I Ain't Got No Home lists as "Verses by Cisco Houston"Appears on:
Precious Lord, take my hand, Lead me on, and let me stand, I am tired, I am weak, Oh Lord I'm worn; Through the storm, Lord, through the night, Lead me on to the light: Take my hand, precious Lord, And lead me on. And when the darkness appears And the night draws near, And the day has passed and gone, By the river, Lord, I stand, Guide my feet, Lord, hold my hand: Oh, take my hand, precious Lord, And lead me on. Well God told Noah for to build his ark Don't let nobody in but the pure in heart Well they was hanging on the windows Banging on the doors Cryin' "Noah, Noah can't you take on more?" He cried "Go away people 'cause you know you done sinned, God almighty got the key but I can't let you in" Well, didn't it rain, little children, Didn't it rain, little children, Didn't it rain, little children, Didn't it rain, Lord, didn't it rain?
A surprising pairing, taking the plaintive and the cheerful together, especially since Cisco knew he was near death. A beautiful vocal and some wonderful guitar. Two great old songs, both offering the ultimate Christain humilty: You lead, I'll follow. Without the pairing, available on: A Legacy