Born: March 31, 1874, Washington, DC.
Died: March 27, 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Buried: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
After attending college in Battle Creek, Michigan, Harris produced his first hymnal in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chicago, Illinois at the invitation of Peter Bilhorn, and in 1932, to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He composed and compiled a number of works, and was well known locally as he walked around with a canvas bag full of handbooks for sale. His works include:
Light and Life Songs, with William Olmstead & William Kirkpatrick (Chicago, Illinois: S. K. J. Chesbro, 1904)
Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (Chicago, Illi… Go to person page >
Display Title: Gently, Gently, Kneel And PrayFirst Line: Gently, gently kneel and pray, gently come and goTune Title: LAGO GARDAAuthor: Thoro HarrisMeter: 220.127.116.11Source: The New Children's Hymnal, by J. I. Tucker (New York: James Pott & Company, 1892)