Hilltops of glory

Once I was burdened, my cross so heavy

Author: Luther G. Presley
Published in 3 hymnals

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: Once I was burdened, my cross so heavy
Title: Hilltops of glory
Author: Luther G. Presley
Refrain First Line: Hilltops of glory where Jesus is waiting



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

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