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 (69)AsInstancessort ascending
Softly and tenderly Jesus is callingWill Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)768
There's a great day coming, A great day comingW. L. T. (Author)380
Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my allWill L. Thompson (Author)268
Lead me gently home, FatherW. L. T. (Author)150
A sinner was wandering at eventideW. L. T. (Author)56
O to be more like JesusW. L. Thompson (Author)33
Jesus bids you comeW. L. T. (Author)32
'Tis sweet to know that Jesus loves me, O how sweet!W. L. T. (Author)18
I have heard of a home far away above the skiesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)12
They say there's a land over the oceanW. L. T. (Author)11
Have I done any good in the world todayWilliam L. Thompson (Author)10
When I lie on my pillow tonightW. L. T. (Author)8
Give the flowers to the livingW. L. T. (Author)8
Listen to the voice of Jesus Speaking within thy heartW. L. T. (Author)7
Look, look to the comforterWill L. Thompson (Author)7
O sing me a song of the better landLamartine (Author)6
O tell me more of Jesus, of him I long to knowW. L. T. (Author)6
Where spend eternity when earth is goneW. L. T. (Author)6
There'll be music in heaven, we're told, Played on the harps of goldWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
The world has need of Christian menW. L. T. (Author)5
I need thy pardon, LordWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
Cuán tiernamente Jesús hoy nos llamaWill L. Thompson (Author)5
Let everyone who feels the callWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
Now, friends, 'tis time to say goodnightWilliam L. Thompson (Author)5
The world has need of willing menWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
God save our Union, May it forever standWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
Cristo es el todo para míWill L. Thompson (Author)4
Innerligt, kärleksfullt Jesus dig kallarWilliam L. Thompson (Author)4
There's someone in heaven thinking of meW. L. T. (Author)4
Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn graveW. L. T. (Author)4
O where are the little ones, lovely and fairWill L. Thompson (Author)4
Cristo es mi dulce SalvadorWill L. Thompson (Author)3
Pa nahe mai la ko Iesu kaheaWill L. Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)3
The sweet spring flowers and summer leavesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The sweetest place on earth to meWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
God save our native land, may union ever standWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
There are times when we draw very nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
There's a better day comingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Cristo é tudo para mim, é vida, paz e luzWill Lamartine Thompson (Author)2
Sagte og inderlig Jesus nu kalderWill L. Thompson (Author)2
What beautiful lessons of life we're learningWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Come, ye that thirst for cooling waterW. L. T. (Author)2
How beautiful the golden ruleWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Sometime we'll hear the sound of Gabriel's hornW. L. T. (Author)2
基督就是我的世界 (Jīdū jiùshì wǒ de shìjiè)Will L. Thompson (Author)2
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)2
何等柔細慈愛,耶穌在呼召 (Héděng róuxì cí'ài, yēsū zài hū zhào)Will L. Thompson (Author)2
I'm thine, dear Lord, entirely thineWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
If God be my Father, 'tis well, 'tis wellWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
If you want a loving SaviorW. L. T. (Author)2
'Tis noble to be a ChristianW. L. T. (Author)2
Jesus 'r allt, ja, allt foer migWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Siayat ni Jesus ñga umawawagW. L. T. (Author)2
Ni Jesusco umdas caniacW. L. T. (Author)2
Leise und liebevoll Jesus uns rufetWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The fading flowers and Autumn leavesWill L. Thompson (Author)2
Wie köstlich, dass mich Jesus liebtW. L. T. (Author)2
Men are marching on to GodWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
O nur für Jesum lebenW. L. T. (Author)2
Softly and tenderly Jesus is nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Dolĉe kaj ame Jesuo alvokasWill L. Thompson (Author)2
The darkest sins that curse this lifeWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The Lord is here with saving powerWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Earnestly for you he's callingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Tierno y amante, Jesús nos invitaWill L. Thompson (Author)1
Höre des Heilandes Stimme erschallenWill L. Thompson (Author)1
My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be thereWill. L. Thompson (Author)1
يسوع كل المشتهىWill L. Thompson (Author)1
يقرع المسيح باب الفؤادWill L. Thompson (Author)1

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