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They say there's a land o'er the ocean

They say there's a land o'er the ocean

Author: Will L. Thompson
Published in 11 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: They say there's a land o'er the ocean
Author: Will L. Thompson
Refrain First Line: Then sail away o'er the ocean

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Revival Hymns and Plantation Melodies #87
Beall's Gospel Songs with supplement entitled Favorite Hymns #d161
Fount of Blessing: a choice collection of sacred melodies, suitable for sunday schools, bible classes, prayer and praise meetings, gospel temperance meetings, and the home circles #156Page Scan
Gleanings of Praise #d207
Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Bible Schools #d216
New Life No. 2: songs and tunes for Sunday schools, prayer meetings, and revival occasions #135Page Scan
Sing the Gospel #d91
Sparkling Gems: Nos.1 & 2 Combined: a new and choice collection of music for Sabbath schools, temperance, and social meetings #74Page Scan
The Christian Church Hymnal #410Page Scan
The Gospel in Song, combining Sing the Gospel, Echoes of Eden, and Other Selected Songs and Solos #37Page Scan
The New Century Hymnal #d201
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