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The Promised Land

O sing me a song of the better land, Better land, better land

Author: Will L. Thompson
Tune: [O sing me a song of the better land]
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Will L. Thompson

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… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O sing me a song of the better land, Better land, better land
Title: The Promised Land
Author: Will L. Thompson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: By and by, by and by, there we'll with the happy angels
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d157

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New Life No. 2 #136

Sing the Gospel #d64

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Sparkling Gems Nos.1 & 2 Combined #79

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The Gospel in Song #97

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