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Wait Up for Me

When you arrive in heaven, beyond the smiling blue

Author: Luther G. Presley
Tune: [When you arrive in heaven, beyond the smiling blue]
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 >

Text Information

First Line: When you arrive in heaven, beyond the smiling blue
Title: Wait Up for Me
Author: Luther G. Presley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wait up for me, it won't be long
Publication Date: 1936
Copyright: ©1936, by The Stamps-Baxter Music Co.

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Songs of Cheer #42

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