Getting ready to leave this world

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 >

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First Line: Laying up my treasures in that home above
Title: Getting ready to leave this world
Author: Luther G. Presley

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America's Favorite Radio Songs #d54

Best of All Number 2 #d91

Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d80

Church Hymnal #116

Favorite Radio Songs #d91

Gospel Hit Parade #d73

Quartet Song Book No. 3 #d45

Quartet Song Book No. 4 #d56

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