THOMPSON (Thompson)

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: THOMPSON (Thompson)
Composer: Will L. Thompson (1880)
Meter: 11.7.11.7 with refrain
Incipit: 32117 12166 51113
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling

Softly and tenderly Jesus is calling,
calling for you and for me;
see, on the portals he's waiting and watching,
watching for you and for me.

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Arrangements

Piano and Organ Duet

  • A Gospel Prelude: Duet for Piano and Organ
    Composer/Editor Charles Callahan
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2005) pp. 2

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • As Though the Whole Creation Cried Volume 2: Fifty Hymn Harmonizations for Organ
    Composer/Editor Michael A. Burkhardt
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2009) pp. 86
  • Hymn Harmonizations by Hayes: Creative Accompaniments for the Church Pianist
    Composer/Editor Mark Hayes
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2008) pp. 58
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Organ Volume 6: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 574 - 639
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 608
  • Introductions and Alternate Accompaniments for Piano Volume 6: Evangelical Lutheran Worship, Hymns 574 - 639
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Marissa Bauck
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2007) pp. 608
  • Two Hundred One Hymn Tune Prelude Miniatures
    Composer/Editor Mark Winchester
    Published By: Frog Music (2005) pp. 176
  • Pull Out the Stops!: Congregational Song Accompaniments for Organ
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Mark Weiler
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2001) pp. 211
  • Let It Rip! At the Piano: Congregational Song Accompaniments
    Composer/Editors Norma Aamodt-Nelson; Eric Vollen
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (2000) pp. 183
  • Favorite Hymn Tunes in Dual Settings Book 3: For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Arthur E. Bergman
    Published By: King Music Publishing Co. (1964) pp. 19

Piano Solo

  • The Essential Collection for the Church Pianist: 55 Timeless Favorites & Contemporary Classics
    Composer/Editors Jane Holstein; Joel Raney
    Published By: Hope Publishing Company (2002) pp. 94
  • Like a River Glorious: For the Pianist
    Composer/Editor Nancy Lyons Smith
    Published By: Broadman Press (1986) pp. 34

Organ Solo

  • Prayerful Preludes Set 6: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Robert J. Powell
    Published By: MorningStar Music Publishers, Inc. (2015) pp. 8
  • Three Nineteenth Century Revival Hymns
    Composer/Editor John A. Ferguson
    Published By: Augsburg Fortress (1999) pp. 12

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