I know I heard this song when I was a child but the the first time I heard it where it meant anything was actually in church. Churches in the early nineties were figuring out that it as o.k. not to be stuffy and that began to be reflected in the music. Now, our church was no rest home. We had always had a great band and exciting music but the fact that we could loosen up and be creative was helped along by hiring a young worship minister. The use of “secular” music being converted was frowned upon by many but I loved it. Some churches were using songs by U2 (Where The Streets have No Name) and Kool and the Gang (Celebrate) which I loved, it took people to another place with the music.

I remember It was in the Sunday night service where I heard I Can’t Stop Falling In Love With You because the Sunday night service was where we let our hair down a little more and only the die-hards would show up. It was the last song of the worship set and I remember it taking me to a special place. The worship leader led the first and last part the song and the chorus. The song, although written from a person to person aspect, reflected and resonated in my heart about my relationship with God.

Scripture tells me that we love God because he first loved us and Psalm 103 gives several reasons to love God such as Him saving us, delivering us, and forgiving us. Not to mention that the Bible plainly says that God IS LOVE. But, true love is not what others do for us and it’s really not what God did for me but why God did it. He loved me when I was unlovable. He gave his Son Jesus Christ for me so our relationship could be restored.

Elvis loved his gospel music and can’t help but feel that that on the night we sang his song as a gospel tune, Elvis smiled and sang along with us.

Other versions of this song sung by Elvis and other great artists.

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Have you heard an Elvis song or another “secular” song in church? If so, tell me in the comments.

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  • favored1 Feb 14, 2014 @ 5:02 pm
    Although I haven't heard songs like this sung in a church service, I can see house the message fits. Elvis would agree I'd imagine. It's probably my favorite. I used it in one of my videos.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 15, 2014 @ 7:19 am
    Thanks for stopping by favored.1. And thanks for the cup cake kiss!
  • Brite-Ideas Feb 12, 2014 @ 9:20 am
    What a beautiful place to be hearing his song - congratulations on review of the day as well :)
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 12, 2014 @ 9:53 am
    Thanks Brite!
  • RenaissanceWoman2010 Feb 07, 2014 @ 4:10 pm
    I'm pretty sure our churches would be full if Elvis were there to sing. I can appreciate why this song resonated with you in the way that it did.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 07, 2014 @ 5:44 pm
    I agree LOL.
  • Duane_Jackson Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:05 am
    I'm a fan of Elvis gospel too :-)
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:42 am
    Awesome Duane!
  • trevorjb1406 Feb 05, 2014 @ 6:05 am
    There is no doubt that Elvis had a fabulous voice and I prefer his version to the others in the videos above. I have to admit that I listened to most of them, so you did a good job of getting my attention!
    It was very sad how his life ended but I am sure he still brings pleasure to millions through his recordings. I have to admit I have never heard him in church. A nice lens, thanks for producing it.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 05, 2014 @ 7:42 am
    Thanks Trevor, glad I caught your attention. :)
  • grammieo Feb 04, 2014 @ 9:26 pm
    I loved everything that Elvis sang and his gospel songs were nothing less than a tribute to God who gave this man a breautiful haunting voice. Thanks for this review, I wish you a LoTD!
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:34 pm
    Thank you Grammieo!
  • lindabobpopkes Feb 04, 2014 @ 4:32 pm
    Some of the psalms put to a rap beat is quite good. We did this in the nineties with 7th graders at bible camp (with the Pastor's permission).
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:41 pm
    That is awesome!!
  • SherwinG Feb 04, 2014 @ 1:06 pm
    I've heard one or two gospel songs from Elvis. I must say they are pretty decent.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:42 pm
    Elvis could sing the phonebook, right? :)
  • halloweencosplay Feb 04, 2014 @ 12:52 pm
    I love Elvis's gospel songs, especially "How Great Thou Art." I've never heard his music in church but I could see it happening.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:43 pm
    If I ever become a lead pastor I am going to make sure Elvis gets in mix :)
  • andreea22 Feb 04, 2014 @ 11:07 am
    I used to go to church every Sunday when I was a child I've heard a lot of beautiful and touching songs there. English is not my native language, so I've never heard Elvis in a church, but that doesn't mean I haven't listened to his music at home.
    I'm glad I got to read your lens, especially the paragraph about God's love.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:44 pm
    Thank you Andrea for stopping by and sharing your comment.
  • Ruthi Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:45 am
    I think it awesome that your church included this Elvis song in its service. What better message than one of falling in love with God and inviting Him to take your hand, take all of you, into His Love.
  • Sylvestermouse Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:45 am
    Some of my first memories of Elvis were listening to him sing Gospel music. I loved the feelings he always communicated through his songs. And yes, I agree. I definitely think he would smile over that use of his song.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:44 pm
    You betcha! LOL.
  • CherylFay Feb 04, 2014 @ 10:26 am
    What an awesome review. I love the song. Never heard it sung in church but why not the meaning is there. Thanks for sharing that.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 6:44 pm
    Thanks Cheryl.
  • mbgphoto Feb 04, 2014 @ 9:38 am
    Such a beautiful song! Thanks for the memories.
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 9:39 am
    You are very welcome.
  • Merrci Feb 04, 2014 @ 8:41 am
    Great review. Elvis did sing some wonderful gospel songs. Never considered including Can't help falling in love!
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 9:36 am
    Thanks for stopping by Merrci!
  • tonyleather Feb 04, 2014 @ 8:28 am
    Never been inside a church in fifty years! That would be hypocritical of me, because I do NOT believe!
  • TheCureForYouthMinistry Feb 04, 2014 @ 9:36 am
    Thanks for stopping by Tony!
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