“You Gave Me a Mountain” Lyrics by Elvis Presley

You Gave Me a Mountain Lyrics by Elvis Presley

“You Gave Me a Mountain” is one of Elvis Presley’s most famous songs. It became Elvis’ first number one song on the Billboard Top 100. The song was also released as a single in the UK and has since become a well-loved hymn in many churches around the world.

“You Gave Me a Mountain” by Elvis Presley-Song Credentials

Song TitleYou Gave Me a Mountain
Released1973
ArtistElvis Presley
GenreCountry music, Classic Country
LanguageEnglish
AlbumAloha from Hawaii Via Satellite
Music LabelABC 11174

“You Gave Me a Mountain” by Elvis Presley Lyrics

Born in the heat of the desert
My mother died giving me life
Deprived of the love of a father
Blamed for the loss of his wife
You know Lord I’ve been in a prison
For something that I never done
It’s been one hill after another
I’ve climbed them all one by one

But this time, Lord you gave me a mountain
A mountain you know I may never climb
It isn’t just a hill any longer
You gave me a mountain this time

My woman got tired of heartaches
Tired of the grief and the strife
So tired of working for nothing
Just tired of being my wife
She took my one ray of sunshine
She took my pride and my joy
She took my reason for living
She took my small baby boy

But this time, Lord you gave me a mountain
A mountain you know I may never climb
It isn’t just a hill any longer
You gave me a mountain this time.

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