Luther G. Presley (March 6, 1887 – December 6, 1974) was a songwriter, musician, and composer, who is best-known for writing the lyrics to the gospel song "When the Saints Go Marching In".
Luther G. Presley was born on Beckett Mountain in Faulkner County, Arkansas on March 6, 1887. He studied music beginning at the age of 14, where he excelled. He soon became choir director. He wrote his first song, "Gladly Sing," when he was 17. He furthered his study in singing and music, under renowned teachers.
Luther Presley wrote the lyrics for the gospel spiritual "When the Saints Go Marching In", in 1937, while Virgil O. Stamps composed the music and melody to the famous work.
Luther Presley was inducted into the Southern Gospel Mus… Go to person page >
Display Title: When It's Home Going TimeFirst Line: I want to be ready and waiting when the dark shadows shall fallTune Title: [I want to be ready and waiting when the dark shadows shall fall]Author: Luther G. PresleyDate: 1943