Mayfield said, "That was taken from my church or from the upbringing of messages from the church. Like there's no hiding place and get on board, and images of that sort. I must have been in a very deep mood of that type of religious inspiration when I wrote that song." The song is the first Impressions hit to feature Mayfield's guitar in the break.
The most well-known other recording of the song is by Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart in 1985, which gained considerable airplay on album rock and classic rock radio stations and had a popular video on MTV. The interpretation featured Beck's gospel- tinged lead guitar lines carrying the melody with Stewart's signature raspy vocal set against that. It also represented a brief reunion between the two 1960s band mates, and they would perform the song again during intermittent one- off reunions in later years.
Canadian country music singer Michelle Wright covered the song on the 1997 compilation album Peace in the Valley. Her version peaked at #49 on the RPM Adult Contemporary charts.