The Lord is my shepherd (‘We Will Walk Through the Valley’)

The Lord is my shepherd (‘We Will Walk Through the Valley’). Lucie Eddie Campbell-Williams* (1885-1963).  This is one of four songs composed by Campbell in 1919 at the very beginning of her song-writing career. Two songs were secular compositions; the other was a sacred composition, that became well-known, ‘Preachers and teachers would make their appeal*. It is not clear when ‘The Lord is my shepherd’ was first sung, but it may have been at the National Baptist Convention, U.S.A., Inc. annual gathering in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1919. It was her one hymn chosen to be published in the ground-breaking Gospel Pearls (Nashville, 1921), the first official songbook for National Baptist...

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