My familiarity with Billy Preston precedes my days as a Christian. When I learned he produced a gospel album, my interest was immediate. This song (which reminds me of Romans 8:28) also includes George Harrison (a member of the Beatles), Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Keith Richards. Billy often toured and played with the Beatles and Rolling Stones during the 60's. He played keyboards (organ and piano) with an excitement and energy that often got the audience up and dancing.
In his later years, Billy faced health complications from kidney disease. He died on June 6, 2006 from malignant hypertension that resulted in kidney failure. I will always remember his contributions to gospel music.
|Why can't we be humble|
Like the good Lord said
He promised to exalt us
For love is the way
How men be so greedy
When there's so much left
All things are God given
And they alll have been blessed
That's the way God planned it
That's the way God wants it to be, didn't He
Well, that the way God planned it
That's the way God wants it to be, for you and me
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
lyrics by Billy Preston