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My Desire

It's my desire to do some good thing

Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Tune: [It's my desire to do some good thing ev'ry day]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI
Representative text cannot be shown for this hymn due to copyright.

Author: Thomas A. 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: It's my desire to do some good thing
Title: My Desire
Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Language: English
Copyright: © 1937 Unichappell Music, Inc. Copyright renewed.

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #542

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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