I Love My Lord

When I was in the valley of sorrow and despair

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [When I was in the valley of sorrow and despair]
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: When I was in the valley of sorrow and despair
Title: I Love My Lord
Author: Luther G. Presley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I love my Lord and He loves me
Publication Date: 1948
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1948.



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New Songs of Inspiration (vol. one) #52

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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