Looking Toward Heaven

The angels asked why they stood gazing toward heaven

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [The angels asked why they stood gazing toward heaven]
Published in 2 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: The angels asked why they stood gazing toward heaven
Title: Looking Toward Heaven
Author: Luther G. Presley
Refrain First Line: And now we are looking
Publication Date: 1955
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1955.

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Gospel Banner #d110

Heaven's Banner #80

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