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 (70)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
何等柔細慈愛,耶穌在呼召 (Héděng róuxì cí'ài, yēsū zài hū zhào)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
溫柔引領我,父阿,引領我回家 (Wēnróu yǐnlǐng wǒ, fù ā, yǐnlǐng wǒ huí jiā)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
يقرع المسيح باب الفؤادWill L. Thompson (Author)Arabic1
يسوع كل المشتهىWill L. Thompson (Author)Arabic1
A sinner was wandering at eventideWilliam L. Thompson (Author)55
Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn graveW. L. T. (Author)English4
Come, ye that thirst for cooling waterWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Cristo es el todo para míWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish4
Cristo es mi dulce SalvadorWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish3
Cristo é tudo para mim, é vida, paz e luzWill Lamartine Thompson (Author)Portuguese2
Cuán tiernamente Jesús hoy nos llamaWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish5
Dolĉe kaj ame Jesuo alvokasWill Lamartine Thompson (Author)Esperanto2
Earnestly for you he's callingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Freundlich und ernstlich dein Jesus steht rufendWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
Give the flowers to the livingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)8
God save our native land, may union ever standWill L. Thompson (Author)2
God save our Union, May it forever standW. L. T. (Author)4
Höre des Heilandes Stimme erschallenWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
Have I done any good in the world todayWill L. Thompson (Author)10
How beautiful the golden ruleW. L. T. (Author)2
I have heard of a home far away above the skiesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)12
I need thy pardon, LordW. L. Thompson (Author)5
If God be my Father, 'tis well, 'tis wellWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
If you want a loving SaviorWill L. Thompson (Author)2
I'm thine, dear Lord, entirely thineWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Innerligt, kärleksfullt Jesus dig kallarWill L. Thompson (Author)Swedish4
基督就是我的世界 (Jīdū jiùshì wǒ de shìjiè)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
Jesus bids you comeWilliam L. Thompson (Author)32
Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my allW. L. T. (Author)English274
Jesus 'r allt, ja, allt foer migWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Lead me gently home, FatherWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English153
Leise und liebevoll Jesus noch rufetWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
Leise und liebevoll Jesus uns rufetWill L. Thompson (Author)German2
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 comforterW. L. T. (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
Ni Jesusco umdas caniacWill L. Thompson (Author)Tagalog2
Now, friends, 'tis time to say goodnightWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
O nur für Jesum lebenWill L. Thompson (Author)German2
O sing me a song of the better landWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to knowWill L. Thompson (Author)6
O to be more like JesusW. L. T. (Author)34
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)Hawaiian3
Sagte og inderlig Jesus nu kalderW. L. T. (Author)Norwegian2
Siayat ni Jesus ñga umawawagWill L. Thompson (Author)Tagalog2
Softly and tenderly Jesus is callingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English782
Softly and tenderly Jesus is nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Sometime we'll hear the sound of Gabriel's hornWill L. Thompson (Author)3
The darkest sins that curse this lifeWill L. Thompson (Author)2
The fading flowers and Autumn leavesWill L. Thompson (Author)English2
The Lord is here with saving powerWill 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 menW. L. T. (Author)8
There are times when we draw very nearWill 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 comingWill L. Thompson (Author)2
There's a great day coming, A great day comingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English383
There's someone in heaven thinking of meW. L. T. (Author)5
They say there's a land over the oceanW. L. T. (Author)11
Tierno y amante, Jesús nos invitaWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish1
'Tis noble to be a ChristianWill L. Thompson (Author)2
'Tis sweet to know that Jesus loves me, O how sweet!W. L. T. (Author)19
What beautiful lessons of life we're learningWill L. Thompson (Author)2
When I lie on my pillow tonightWilliam L. Thompson (Author)8
Where spend eternity when earth is goneWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
Wie köstlich, dass mich Jesus liebtW. L. T. (Author)German2

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