Put Your Hand in the Hand
Engelbert Humperdinck Lyrics


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Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee

My momma taught me how to pray
Before I reached the age of seven
When I'm down on my knees
That's when I'm closest to heaven
Daddy lived his life, two kids and a wife
Well you do what you must do
But he showed me enough of what it takes
To get me through, oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who stilled the water
Put your hand in the hand of the man
Who calmed the sea
Take a look at yourself
And you can look at others differently
Put your hand in the hand of the man
From Galilee
Oh yeh!




Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee
Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee, Oh yeh!

Overall Meaning

Engelbert Humperdinck's song "Put Your Hand in the Hand" is a gospel-inspired ballad that encourages listeners to place their faith and trust in Jesus Christ. The lyrics depict the transformative power of putting one's hand in the hand of the man from Galilee, who stilled the water and calmed the sea. By doing so, the song suggests that individuals can see themselves and others in a different light.


The opening lines, "Put your hand in the hand of the man / Who stilled the water / Put your hand in the hand of the man / Who calmed the sea," refer to the biblical miracle performed by Jesus when he walked on water and calmed a raging storm. By invoking these miraculous events, the song emphasizes the limitless power and authority of Jesus.


The subsequent lines, "Take a look at yourself / And you can look at others differently," highlight the transformative nature of faith. By looking within and acknowledging one's own flaws and needs, individuals can gain the compassion and understanding to view others with empathy and love. The song suggests that by placing their hand in the hand of Jesus, people can find solace, guidance, and the ability to positively impact the lives of others.


Overall, "Put Your Hand in the Hand" encourages listeners to seek spiritual connection, rely on their faith, and approach life with a sense of compassion and understanding.


Line by Line Meaning

Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who stilled the water
Who brought peace and tranquility amidst chaos


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who calmed the sea
Who brought calmness and resolution to difficult situations


Take a look at yourself
Reflect on your own actions and character


And you can look at others differently
And you will develop a new perspective and understanding of others


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


From Galilee
Who originates from Galilee


My momma taught me how to pray
My mother taught me the importance of prayer


Before I reached the age of seven
Even at a very young age


When I'm down on my knees
When I humble myself in prayer


That's when I'm closest to heaven
That's when I feel a strong connection with the divine


Daddy lived his life, two kids and a wife
My father lived a fulfilling life, taking care of his children and wife


Well you do what you must do
It's important to fulfill your responsibilities


But he showed me enough of what it takes
But he taught me the necessary qualities and values


To get me through, oh yeh!
To help me overcome challenges, oh yes!


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who stilled the water
Who brought peace and tranquility amidst chaos


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who calmed the sea
Who brought calmness and resolution to difficult situations


Take a look at yourself
Reflect on your own actions and character


And you can look at others differently
And you will develop a new perspective and understanding of others


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


From Galilee
Who originates from Galilee


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who stilled the water
Who brought peace and tranquility amidst chaos


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


Who calmed the sea
Who brought calmness and resolution to difficult situations


Take a look at yourself
Reflect on your own actions and character


And you can look at others differently
And you will develop a new perspective and understanding of others


Put your hand in the hand of the man
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man


From Galilee
Who originates from Galilee


Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man from Galilee


Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee, Oh yeh!
Trust and rely on the guidance and support of the man from Galilee, Oh yes!




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