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The Lord's Prayer (1935 song)

For the song by Sister Janet Mead, see The Lord's Prayer (Sister Janet Mead song).

"The Lord's Prayer" is a musical setting of the Lord's Prayer written by Albert Hay Malotte in 1935 and recorded by numerous singers and groups including John Charles Thomas, Perry Como, Doris Day, Gracie Fields, Andrea Bocelli, Mahalia Jackson, Mario Lanza, Elvis Presley, Ronnie Milsap, The Staple Singers, Jackie Evancho, Il Divo and Susan Boyle. The song's melody is very similar to that of Schubert's "Ave Maria" (a recording of which was issued as the B-side of Como's version).

Barbra Streisand recorded the song for A Christmas Album (1967), Kristin Chenoweth for the album A Lovely Way to Spend Christmas (2008) and Il Divo for the album "The Christmas Collection" (2005).

Sergio Franchi covered this song in his 1965 RCA Victor Billboard Top 40 album The Heart of Christmas..[1] He performed it most memorably on the December 26, 1965 broadcast of the CBS series The Ed Sullivan Show. This very rare Sergio Franchi video has been released by Sofa Entertainment,[2]

The Statler Brothers covered this song in their 1975 album "The Holy Bible - New Testament"

Aretha Franklin included a live recording on her 1987 gospel album One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.

"The Lord's Prayer" was also recorded by the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released as the B-side of their single, "Little Saint Nick", on 2 December 1963. It was also released on the 1983 compilation album Rarities. In October 2001, American country singer LeAnn Rimes released the song on her compilation album, God Bless America. In December 2009 Australian duo Generation Gap recorded a version of the song which was released on their album, A New Beginning, in December of that year.


  1. ^ Sergio Franchi
  2. ^ Sergio Franchi

External links

  • Jackie Evancho - Dream With Me [1]
  • Ronnie Milsap Music [2]
  • Generation Gap Discography [3]
  • Susan Boyle [4]