Preachers and teachers would make their appeal

Preachers and teachers would make their appeal (‘Something Within’). Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams* (1885-1963).   Composed in 1919, this was one of the earliest and most enduring hymns composed by Lucie Eddie Campbell. Charles Walker provides information on the song’s genesis:  The song was dedicated to a blind gospel singer named Connie Rosemund, who inspired it. Mr. Rosemund customarily played his guitar on Beale Street [a street in Memphis, Tennessee], and people put coins in his little cup and wished him well. Miss Lucie had come to the fish market to purchase some fish. There sat Connie Rosemund, playing hymns and spirituals, as was his custom. It was winter—cold, damp, rainy...

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