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[Lead me gently home, Father] (Thompson)

[Lead me gently home, Father] (Thompson)

Composer: Will L. Thompson (1879)
Published in 65 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Title: [Lead me gently home, Father] (Thompson)
Composer: Will L. Thompson (1879)
Meter: Irregular with refrain
Incipit: 34456 53117 65452
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Arrangements

Piano Solo

  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 10
  • Clayton Piano Melodies No. 1
    Composer/Editor Norman J. Clayton
    Published By: The Rodeheaver, Hall-Mack Company (1961) pp. 28

Media

Instances

Instances (1 - 9 of 9)
TextPage Scan

African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #389

Page Scan

Sacred Selections for the Church #462

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #484

Audio

Small Church Music #5484

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #443

Spiritual Life Songs #99

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3614

TextPage Scan

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #483

TextAudio

Timeless Truths #222

Include 56 pre-1979 instances
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