During Sunday evening's (Feb 8th) 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held at Los Angeles' Staples Center, Beyoncé performed a mesmerizing and emotional rendition of the gospel song 'Take My Hand, Precious Lord,' but what chose her to sing such a powerful track?

Bey covered the gospal song at the 2015 Grammy Awards

The 33-year-old songstress shed some light on her own personal connection to the song, originally sung by Mahalia Jackson, in a behind-the-scenes video of the preparation leading up to her Grammy performance.

"The first time I heard 'Precious Lord,' I was a kid and my mother sang it to me. My mother played Mahalia Jackson's version and she sang the song with her eyes closed. She was a vessel and it was like God speaking, using her body to speak and to heal," Bey said in the clip.

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Jay Z's wife also noted that she "wanted to find real men that have lived, have struggled, cried and have a light and spirit about them" to join her onstage during her appearance at the award ceremony.

"I felt like this is an opportunity to show the strength and vulnerability in black men," she explained.

Beyoncé then described how her own family members were part of her inspiration to cover the gospel track.

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"My grandparents marched with Dr. [Martin Luther] King and my father was part of the first generation of black men that attended an all-white school. And my father has grown up with a lot of trauma from those experiences," the Grammy winner continued. "I feel like now I can sing for his pain. I can sing for my grandparents' pain. I can sing for some of the families that have lost their sons."