STOP!!! WAIT!! Do NOT by pass this song thinking it might have anything to do with the pop hit from Bill Withers released in 1972. The ONLY thing these have in common are the title.
- Lean On Me Kirk Franklin 5:08
This is a VERY moving song by Kirk Franklin from 1998. The song is a collaboration with Bono, Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, and R. Kelly. Praised for crossing over to both gospel and secular radio, 1.5 million copies of the single have been sold to date and the single was nominated for Song of the Year Category at the Grammy’s in 1999. The single was also nominated for Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Frankin performed “Lean On Me” at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles before a TV audience of 1.5 billion people alongside Bono and Mary J. Blige.
Talk about songs that can make you weep, this song can turn anyone into sniffling mush.