When the saints go marching in

I'm just a weary pilgrim Plodding through this world of sin

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [I'm just a weary pilgrim]
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 I’m just a weary pilgrim,
Plodding thru this world of sin;
Getting ready for that city
When the saints go marching in.

Refrain:
When the saints go marching in,
When the saints go marching in;
Lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in.

2 My father loved the Savior,
What a soldier he had been!
But his steps will be more steady
When the saints go marching in. [Refrain]

3 And mother, may God bless her,
I can see her now, as then;
With a robe of white around her
When the saints go marching in. [Refrain]

4 Up there I'll see the Savior
Who redeemed my soul from sin,
With extended hands He'll greet me
When the saints go marching in. [Refrain]

Source: Singing Revival #23

Author: Luther G. Presley

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. Work 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 >

Text Information

First Line: I'm just a weary pilgrim Plodding through this world of sin
Title: When the saints go marching in
Author: Luther G. Presley
Meter: 8.7.8.7.8.8.9.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1937 Stamps Baxter Music Co.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

America's Favorite Radio Songs #d42

Favorite Radio Songs #d77

Gospel Quartet Music No. 1 #d43

Jubilee Spirituals #29

Old Camp Meeting Songs #d59

Old Fashioned Revival Hour Songs #11

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d156

Sacred Selections for the Church #645

Sing 'N' Praise Hymnal #130

Text

Singing Revival #23

Songs You Love No. 3 #d13

Universal Songs and Hymns, a complete hymnal #d87

Western Style Songs. Vol. 1 #19

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