– “Crying in the Chapel” is a song written by Artie Glenn and recorded by his son Darrell Glenn. The song was released in 1953 and reached number six on the Billboard chart.

About The Song

The song “Crying in the Chapel” was originally released by the songwriter’s son, not the icon Elvis Presley. Artie Glenn, the man behind the masterpiece’s lyrics, had his son Darrell Glenn perform the original version, which was released in 1953. The original version also charted, peaking at no. 6.
The song meant a lot more to Artie Glenn than most people realize. According to an interview, Artie Glenn’s real-life experience inspired the song. It is the narrative of Artie thanking God in the nearest chapel for helping him get through the worst moment of his life, as implied by the title.
It’s a song about love and gratitude to the one above. It is something to which everyone can connect. And it’s not only Artie fans who appreciate the song’s message, Elvis Presley also recorded his own version of it. His rendition rapidly became popular and was regarded as one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits.
Elvis Presley’s rendition was a million-seller since “Return to Sender,” and it also charted, reaching no. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and no. 1 on the UK charts.
For some fun fact, Presley’s rendition was recorded five years before its release because he wasn’t pleased with the initial recording. That just shows how Elvis Presley is really dedicated to his craft.
So if you want to check out Elvis Presley’s version of the song “Crying in the Chapel” by Darrell Glenn to remind you to thank God for not leaving you behind through the rough times, then you may check it out down below.

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Lyric

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You saw me crying in the chapel.
The tears I shed were tears of joy
I know the meaning of contentment
Now I am happy with the Lord

Just a plain and simple chapel
Where humble people go to pray
I pray the Lord that I’ll grow stronger
As I live from day to day

I’ve searched and I’ve searched
But I couldn’t find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Now I’m happy in the chapel
Where people are of one accord
One accord
Yes, we gather in the chapel
Just to sing and praise the Lord

You’ll search and you’ll search
But you’ll never find
No way on earth
To gain peace of mind

Take your troubles to the chapel
Get down on your knees and pray
Then your burdens will be lighter
And you’ll surely find the way