Peace in the Valley

I am tired and weary, but I must toil on

Author: Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Tune: [I am tired and weary, but I must toil on]
Published in 13 hymnals

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Author: Thomas Andrew Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey was born in Villa Rica, a small rural town near Atlanta, Georgia. In 1919 he moved to Chicago. Most of his musical training was in the church, but he also studied and played jazz and blues. He later combined jazz and blues with religious texts, giving birth to gospel music. In 1931, along with Magnolia Lewis-Butts and Theodore Roosevelt Frye, he established the first gospel choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Chicago. He went on to lead the gospel choir at Pilgrim Baptist Church, which he led for 60 years. Dorsey was also instrumental in founding the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) in 1933. The convention taught choirs all over the country how to sing gospel music. Dianne Shapiro, from "Gosp… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am tired and weary, but I must toil on
Title: Peace in the Valley
Author: Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There'll be peace in the valley for me someday
Copyright: © 1939 Unichappell Music, Inc. Copyright renewed.



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #541

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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