He Touched Me

Bill Gaither

About He Touched Me

"He Touched Me" is a gospel song written by Bill Gaither in 1963.


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Shackled by a heavy burden,
'Neath a load of guilt and shame.
Then the hand of Jesus touched me,
And now I am no longer the same.

He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know,
He touched me and made me whole.

Since I met this blessed Savior,
Since He cleansed and made me whole,
I will never cease to praise Him,
I'll shout it while eternity rolls.

He touched me, Oh He touched me,
And oh the joy that floods my soul!
Something happened and now I know
He touched me and made me whole.

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Bill Gaither

William (Bill) J. Gaither is an American singer and songwriter of southern gospel and Contemporary Christian music. Besides having written numerous popular Christian songs with his wife, Gloria, he is also known for performing as part of the Bill Gaither Trio, and the Gaither Vocal Band. In the 1990s, his career (as well as the careers of other southern gospel artists) gained a resurgence as the popularity of the Gaither Homecoming series grew. more »

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Written by: William J. Gaither


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10 facts about this song

Composition Origins
"He Touched Me" is a gospel song written by Bill Gaither in 1963. Gaither was inspired to write the song after hearing a sermon on a Sunday morning about how God touched someone's life.
Elvis Presley's Cover
Renowned singer Elvis Presley recorded a cover of "He Touched Me" in 1971. The song became a big hit and was included on his Grammy-winning album also titled "He Touched Me."
Multiple Covers
Numerous artists from different genres have covered "He Touched Me". Some of these include Tammy Wynette, Lawrence Welk, The Blackwood Brothers, and The Jordanaires.
Grammy Awards
Presley's version of "He Touched Me," received two Grammy Awards in 1972 in the categories of Best Inspirational Performance and Best Gospel Album.
Spiritual Influence
Gaither wrote this song out of his deep faith and spiritual journey. It has since become a hymn that has touched many lives globally and bore witness to spiritual transformation and redemption.
Gaither Trio
Before gaining fame as a songwriter, Bill Gaither was part of a family band known as The Gaither Trio. "He Touched Me" was one of their staple performances.
Album Name
As a testament to the popularity and influence of the song, Gaither named one of his live praise and worship albums “He Touched Me.”
Lasting Impact
The song has continued to be popular in many Christian denominations and has been included in many hymnals and worship services up till today.
“He Touched Me” is often regarded as one of the best gospel songs ever written, due to its profound lyrics and enduring relevance.
Personal Impact
Bill Gaither has often spoken about how the writing of "He Touched Me" had a significant impact on his life, encouraging him to delve deeper into songwriting and molding his successful career in music.

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