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Who Sings The Song, One Pair Of Hands?

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Sam Easterbrook Profile
Sam Easterbrook answered
The song ’One Pair of Hands’ appears to have been sung originally by Elvis Presley.

Having said this, there appears to have been some sort of controversy over this. It appears that the song ’One Pair of Hands’ has some conspiracy theories surrounding it. This is because some people seem to believe that it is not Elvis Presley singing the song, but someone that sounds like him at first.

This song has also been covered by several people over the years, including Monica Dickens.

The lyrics for one pair of hands are as follows:

One pair of hands formed the mountains,
One pair of hands formed the sea
And one pair of hands made the sun and the moon,
Every bird, every flower, every tree
One pair of hands formed the valleys,
The ocean, the rivers and the sand
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong
Put your faith in the one pair of hands

One pair of hands, healed the sick,
One pair of hands raised the dead
One pair of hands calmed the ragging storm
And thousands of people WERE FED
One pair of hands said I love you
And those hands were nailed to a tree
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong
Put your faith into one pair of hands

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Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong
Put your faith into one pair of hands
Put your faith into one pair of hands

This is a religious song, with the one pair of hands clearly referring to God. Several people have covered this song, in several genres of music, including Country and Western and laid back rock. It seems to be a very popular song.
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No, but he should have. Only, Elvis would be able to do this song justice
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Carroll Roberson wrote and recorded One Pair of Hands. Elvis Presley's discography does not list this as ever being recorded by Elvis. I have heard several recordings attributed to Elvis. They were either Carroll Roberson or someone imitating Elvis. Though they sounded pretty good, they were not Elvis. I believe Roberson has a great voice and don't think Elvis could have done any better.
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Carroll Roberson not Elvis sang the song. Still waiting to find out whether Elvis ever did it to show the difference since a true "Elvis" fan would know the difference
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Hi your right a true Elvis fan would know the difference. I was sent the email by a friend who thought it was Elvis. Well I knew it wasn't and went online and found this site. Thanks

Dianna Coffman
Dianna Coffman commented
my aunt is a true die hard elvis she has all is records, tapes memorabilia that you can think of thats out there before , during and after his death and she said that this song was not Elvis's song nor did he sing this. i played it for her and she said yes the person singing it sounds alittle like elvis but its not elvis and she said that elvis would have did an unbelievable recording if he did so and she would remember.
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It was recorded by both Glen Campbell and Carroll Roberson
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His name is Carroll Roberson.  I am enclosing the link to his Ministry website where he sells his albums.

www.carrollroberson.com have been looking for the sheet music for "One Pair of Hands" to no avail.  Apparently it is not available from any source.

If anyone knows of a source, please email me at;

[email protected]

Thank you,

David <
Jana (rhymes with banana) Profile
No, Carroll Roberson, and some have said it is Elvis, but it isn't.  I don't even think it sounds like him, but that is because I love THE KING and would know his voice anywhere. I think it sounds more like Marty Robbins.
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I have three of Elvis's gospel CD's, and I would have sworn that was elvis that sang "One Pair of Hands", in fact it is hard to believe he did not sing it.
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It's definitely not Elvis singing this song, I don't find it even sounds like him! There's a clip on YouTube that says it's by Carroll Roberson which sounds more likely to me.... 

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Billie Campbell and Manny Kurtz wrote the song. Sheet music is available at musicnotes.com for a price (I have it) and it is NOT Elvis singing on YouTube. It is Roberson.

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Terry Pendergrass
Glen Campbell sang it first in 1970, but there are tons of misinformation about the Carroll Roberson version being Elvis, it is NOT Elvis.
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Definitely sung by Carroll Robinson! (from his CD, 'Gospel Favorites'). Here is the you tube of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpK6lNfrJDw

Check out Carroll Robinson Ministries Website: http://www.carrollroberson.com/    He has well over 200 recordings on 23 or more CD's.  Southern Gospel type music with his wife very ofter as backup.  He actually recorded a CD with the Jordanaires as backup singers (used by Elvis).

Here are two other "Elvis" sounding by sung by Carroll!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUV44VaFbhc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPFxVP6-fGE

Norman Keller Sr. Profile

One pair of hands was written by Billie Campbell and Manny Kurtz. It was first recorded by Glen Campbell and later by Carol Robinson. All those that think it is Elvis are listening to Carol Robinson.

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It's obviously not Elvis if you open your ears and listen. It's fairly close, but not Elvis.

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In wikipedia it's on his list of songs, but I also would usually know his voice anywhere
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Not Elvis.

Glen Campbell and Carroll Roberson recorded this song.

Carrol Roberson ministries website and available CDs;

www.carrollroberson.com

I have been looking for the sheet music for "One Pair of Hands" to no avail.  Apparently it is not available from any source.

If anyone has a source for this sheet music, please contact me at;

strict[email protected]

Thanks,

David <><
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Anonymous commented
Can you let me know if you get them. Would love to get them and give them to my church for all of us to sing it. What a beautiful song. Thanks
Barry Thomas Profile
Barry Thomas answered
Glen Campbell sang it first then Carroll Roberson added a verse and recorded it. You can hear it on Youtube. Here it is if you're interested

  ONE PAIR OF HANDS

A  
One pair of hands built the mountains
Bm   E
one pair of hands formed the sea
    A  
And one pair of hands made the sun and the moon
  Bm   E  
every bird every flower every tree
A  
One pair of hands formed the valleys
    Bm   E
the ocean the rivers and the sand
    A   D  
His hands are so strong so when life goes wrong
  E   E7   A  
Put your faith in the one pair of hands
A  
One pair of hands healed the sick...
Bm   E
One pair of hands raised the dead
A  
One pair of hands calmed the raging storm
    Bm   E
and thousands of people were fed
A  
one pair of hands said I love you,
  D   E
and those hands were nailed to a tree
A   D  
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong,
  Bm   E   A
put your faith into one pair of hands
A   D  
Those hands are so strong, so when life goes wrong,
  Bm   E   D    A
put your faith into one pair of hands
Karen Bowman Profile
Karen Bowman answered
There's a lot about this vocalization that sounds like Marty Robbins. Whoever is singing it, it's absolutely beautiful.
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Anonymous answered

According to my knowledge, the song titled as "One pair of Hands" has been performed by Glen Campbell. Glen Campbell is a popular singer and guitarist whose specialty is Rock, Folk, Pop, Country music and Gospel music. He has been active in the music scene since 1960.

His most popular songs are Gentle on My Mind, By the Time I get to Phoenix, Wichita Lineman, Southern Nights etc. He has won a Grammy Award, a Dove Award and has also been nominated twice for Golden Globe awards.

His song " One pair of Hands", has been written by Curtis M. It is a Gospel song that became very popular in particular music lovers.
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Brenda Kellner answered
Caroll WHO?  And it isn't Elvis AND he uses most of the Melody from an old Marti Robbins tune: My Woman, my woman my wife.  Kind of ripping off someone elses music I'd say.
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Terry Pendergrass
Glen Campbell released this in 1970, same year that Marty released that song. They do sound similar but doubt it's a ripoff.
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I just heard it sung by Elvis Presley and lyrics are by Carroll Roberson. It is just beautiful.
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Norman Keller Sr.
You heard Carol Roberson sing it not elvis. you can look up every song elvis recorded and its not there. it was written by Billie Campbell and Manny Kurtz.

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