We Need the Light

These are the days of tribulation in this weary troubled land

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [These are the days of tribulation in this weary troubled land]
Published in 1 hymnal

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: These are the days of tribulation in this weary troubled land
Title: We Need the Light
Author: Luther G. Presley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We need the light, the perfect light of love
Publication Date: 1943
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1943.

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Heaven's Lamp #80

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