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In the Sweet Forever

What a happy time some glad tomorrow when we lay these heavy burdens down

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [What a happy time some glad tomorrow when we lay these heavy burdens down]
Published in 14 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: What a happy time some glad tomorrow when we lay these heavy burdens down
Title: In the Sweet Forever
Author: Luther G. Presley
Source: "Humble Hearts"
Refrain First Line: In that beautiful city of the sweet forever
Publication Date: 1945
Copyright: Copyright, 1945, by Stamps-Baxter Music and Printing Co., in "Humble Hearts"


Dedicated to the memory of R. D. Fikes.



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Best of All Number 2 #d166
Billows of Love #d126
Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d162
Church Hymnal #50Text InfoTune Info
Echoes of Calvary #d130
Forward in Faith #d122
Humble Hearts #d118Text Info
Joyful Melodies #d99
New Songs of Inspiration No. 2 #d251
New Songs of Inspiration Number 3 #d256
Sentimental Songs #d140
Silver Trumpets #d106
Songs of Joy: for radio and general use #62
The Edwards Album #d84
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