Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean (Kama Sutra Records, 1971)
This gospel pop song was composed by Gene MacLellan and was first recorded by Canadian icon Anne Murray for her third studio album Honey, Wheat and Laughter (1970).
The next year, the Canadian gospel rock band Ocean re-recorded it as the title track for their debut album. Ocean’s version peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
After two albums together, Ocean broke up in 1975.
Put Your Hand in the Hand has also been recorded by music luminaries Elvis Presley, Donny Hathaway, Joan Baez and Loretta Lynn, among others.