How Great Thou Art

As one of the most photographed churches in the U.S., the First Church of Christ was used as a backdrop on Elvis’ ninth studio album,”How Great Thou Art“. The album was recorded at RCA Studio B in Nashville, Tennessee and released by RCA Victor on February 27, 1967.

The album peaked at No. 18 on the charts and was certified Gold on February 16, 1968, Platinum and 2x Platinum on March 27, 1992 and 3x Platinum on October 13, 2010.


Side One:
How Great Thou Art
In the Garden
Somebody Bigger Than You and I
Farther Along
Stand By Me
Without Him

Side Two:
So High
Where Could I Go But to the Lord
By and By
If the Lord Wasn’t Walking by My Side
Run On
Where No One Stands Alone
Crying in the Chapel


Elvis Presley – vocals
The Jordanaires – vocals
The Imperials – vocals
Millie Kirkham – vocals
Dolores Edgin – vocals
June Page – vocals
Boots Randolph – saxophone
Rufus Long – saxophone
Scotty Moore – guitar
Chip Young – guitar
Charlie McCoy – guitar, bass, harmonica
Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
Floyd Cramer – piano
David Briggs – piano, organ
Henry Slaughter – piano, organ
Bob Moore – bass
Henry Strzelecki – bass
D. J. Fontana – drums, tambourine
Buddy Harman – drums, tympani

First Church of Christ
136 Main Street
Sandwich MA 02563