Is My Living in Vain
|"Is My Living in Vain"|
|Single by The Clark Sisters|
|from the album Is My Living in Vain|
|Label||Sound of Gospel Records|
"Is My Living in Vain" is a African American gospel song by the Clark Sisters which first appeared on their 1980 live album, Is My Living in Vain, and released as a single the same year. The Clark Sisters recorded the song live at Bailey Cathedral in Detroit, Michigan.
The song has since been covered and sampled by a number of singers. The lyrics are a series of rhetorical questions asking if the singer's actions are in vain.
Cover versions and uses in popular culture
In 1993, American group Xscape covered "Is My Living in Vain" for their debut album Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha. In 2006, the song was again covered by Zie'l.The song is sampled in the 2017 song "Talking to God, Pt. 2" by rapper Deante' Hitchcock.
|US Gospel Digital Song Sales ||3|
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