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Will L. Thompson

Will L. Thompson
Short Name: Will L. Thompson
Full Name: Thompson, Will L. (Will Lamartine), 1847-1909
Birth Year: 1847
Death Year: 1909

Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909)
Born: November 7, 1847, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio.
Died: Sep­tem­ber 20, 1909, New York, New York.
Buried: Ri­ver­view Cem­e­te­ry, East Li­ver­pool, Ohio.

Rebuffed in an ear­ly at­tempt to sell his songs to a com­mer­cial pub­lish­er, Thomp­son start­ed his own pub­lish­ing com­pa­ny. He lat­er ex­pand­ed, open­ing a store to sell pi­an­os, or­gans and sheet mu­sic. Both a lyr­i­cist and com­pos­er, he en­sured he would al­ways re­mem­ber words or mel­o­dies that came to him at odd times:
"No mat­ter where I am, at home or ho­tel, at the store or tra­vel­ing, if an idea or theme comes to me that I deem wor­thy of a song, I jot it down in verse. In this way I ne­ver lose it."
Thompson took ill dur­ing a tour of Eur­ope, and his fam­i­ly cut short their tra­vels to re­turn home. He died a few weeks lat­er.

1.Jesus Is All the World to Me
2.Lead Me Gently Home, Father
3.Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
4.There’s a Great Day Coming



Various biographical sketches and newspaper articles about Thompson are available in the DNAH Archives.

Wikipedia Biography

William Lamartine Thompson (November 7, 1847 – September 20, 1909) was a noted American composer. He founded the W. L. Thompson Music Company and tried his hand with some success at secular compositions before finding his forte in hymns and gospel songs.

Texts by Will L. Thompson (59)sort descendingAsInstances
يسوع كل المشتهىWill L. Thompson (Author)1
A sinner was wandering at eventideWilliam L. Thompson (Author)54
Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn graveWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
Come, ye that thirst for cooling waterWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Cristo é tudo para mim, é vida, paz e luzWill Lamartine Thompson (Author)2
Cristo es el todo para míWill L. Thompson (Author)3
Cuan dulcemente Jesus hoy nos llamaWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Cuán tiernamente Jesús hoy nos llamaWill L. Thompson (Author)4
Dolĉe kaj ame Jesuo alvokasWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Earnestly for you he's callingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Give the flowers to the livingW. L. T. (Author)8
God save our native land, may union ever standWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
God save our Union, may it forever standWilliam L. Thompson (Author)3
Have I done any good in the world todayWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
Höre des Heilandes Stimme erschallenWill L. Thompson (Author)1
How beautiful the golden ruleWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
I have heard of a home far away above the skiesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)13
I need thy pardon, LordWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
If God be my Father, 'tis well, 'tis wellWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
If you want a loving SaviorW. L. T. (Author)2
I'm thine, dear Lord, entirely thineWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Innerligt, kärleksfullt Jesus dig kallarWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
Jesus bids you comeW. L. T. (Author)33
Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my allWill L. Thompson (Author)257
Jesus 'r allt, ja, allt foer migWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Lead me gently home, FatherW. L. T. (Author)143
Leise und liebevoll Jesus uns rufetWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Let everyone who feels the callWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
Listen to the voice of Jesus Speaking within thy heartWilliam L. Thompson (Author)7
Look look to the comforterWill L. Thompson (Author)7
Men are marching on to GodWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be thereWill. L. Thompson (Author)1
Now, friends, 'tis time to say goodnightWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to knowWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
O to be more like JesusW. L. Thompson (Author)31
O sing me a song of the better landLamartine (Author)6
O where are the little ones, lovely and fairWill L. Thompson (Author)4
Pa nahe mai la ko Iesu kaheaWill L. Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)3
Sagte og inderlig Jesus nu kalderWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Softly and tenderly Jesus is callingWill Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)738
Softly and tenderly Jesus is nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Sometime we'll hear the sound of Gabriel's hornWilliam L. Thompson (Author)3
The darkest sins that curse this lifeWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The Lord is here with saving powerWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The sweet spring flowers and summer leavesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The sweetest place on earth to meWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The world has need of Christian menWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
The world has need of willing menWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
There are times when we draw very nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
There'll be music in heaven, we're told, played on the harps of goldWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
There's a better day comingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
There's a great day coming, A great day comingW. L. T. (Author)376
There's someone in heaven thinking of meWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
They say there's a land o'er the oceanWilliam L. Thompson (Author)12
'Tis noble to be a ChristianWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
'Tis sweet to know that Jesus loves me, O how sweet!W. L. T. (Author)18
What beautiful lessons of life we're learningWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
When I lie on my pillow tonightWilliam L. Thompson (Author)8
Where spend eternity when earth is goneW. L. T. (Author)6

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