A Friend Like You

This life is filled with sorrow and troubles here below

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [This life is filled with sorrow and troubles here below]
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: This life is filled with sorrow and troubles here below
Title: A Friend Like You
Author: Luther G. Presley
Refrain First Line: Lord, we need a Friend on this weary road
Copyright: © 1944 by Stamps Baxter Music & Printing Co., admin by Brentwood-Benson Music Pub.



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Sacred Selections for the Church #205

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