The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow

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 >

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First Line: Like a ship that's toss'd and driven
Title: The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow
Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord will make a way somehow
Copyright: © 1943 by Hill and Range Songs, Inc.; renewed, Uni-Chappel Music, Inc.

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Chalice Hymnal #620

One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #511

The New National Baptist Hymnal #286

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #393

This Far By Faith #251

Yes, Lord! #382

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