Peace in the valley

I am tired and so weary, but I must go along

Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Tune: [I am tired and weary]
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: Thomas A. Dorsey

Thomas Andrew Dorsey (July 1, 1899 – January 23, 1993) was known as "the father of black gospel music" and was at one time so closely associated with the field that songs written in the new style were sometimes known as "dorseys." Earlier in his life he was a leading blues pianist known as Georgia Tom. As formulated by Dorsey, gospel music combines Christian praise with the rhythms of jazz and the blues. His conception also deviates from what had been, to that time, standard hymnal practice by referring explicitly to the self, and the self's relation to faith and God, rather than the individual subsumed into the group via belief. Dorsey, who was born in Villa Rica, Georgia, was the music director at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Chicago… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I am tired and so weary, but I must go along
Title: Peace in the valley
Author: Thomas A. Dorsey
Refrain First Line: There'll be peace in the valley



Instances (4)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Blackwood Brothers' Gospel Songs Collection #d5
The New National Baptist Hymnal #446
Three Hundred Country Chapel Songs and Hymns #d73
Western Style Songs. Vol. 1 #d8