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Thread #61042 Message #978669
Posted By: GUEST,David Neale
07-Jul-03 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: I, John (Saw a Mighty Number)
Subject: I, John (Saw A Mighty Number)
In 1972 Elvis Presley recorded a gospel called "I, John." Trying to locate the origins of this song, I find a recording on the King label from 1962 by the Mighty Faith Increasers. Their number was called "I John Saw A Mighty Number." I assume it is the same song. The number seems to have been written by Johnson, McFadden and Brooks (though Jorgenen's "Elvis, A Life In Music" indicates Gaither).
Can anyone tell me the true origins of the song and provide the original lyrics (not those used by Elvis), please? Also if someone could relate it to a biblical passage, I'd be grateful -- I suspect somewhere in Revelations.