Beyonce Sings Heavenly “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” At Grammys (VIDEO)
Beyonce sang a heavenly rendition of “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” before John Legend and Common performed their Selma anthem “Glory” at Sunday’s Grammys. Watch the show-closing Grammy Awards performances that brought down the house in the video below!
As explained by Gwyneth Paltrow in an introduction, Beyonce’s mom Tina used to sing her the song when the future pop superstar was a child. It looks like it made quite an impression, because Beyonce’s interpretation left the crowd at Staples Center in Los Angeles blown away.
The song was written by gospel music pioneer Thomas A. Dorsey, famously performed by Mahalia Jackson, and was a personal favorite of Selma subject Martin Luther King, Jr. Beyonce did them all proud on Sunday, looking angelic in her white outfit, surrounded by a choir of white-suited male singers. It was powerful stuff.
Beyonce picked up some trophies on Sunday, including Best R&B Song for “Drunk in Love.” She also earned honors for Best R&B Performance and Best Surround Sound Album. But her gospel performance here is probably what will be most remembered from her 2015 Grammy Awards. Oh, Legend and Common were pretty great, too. Watch the video below, and tell us what you think!