Will L. Thompson

Will L. Thompson
Short Name: Will L. Thompson
Full Name: Thompson, Will L. (Will Lamartine), 1847-1909
Birth Year: 1847
Death Year: 1909

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 way I ne­ver lose it."
Thompson took ill dur­ing a tour of Eur­ope, and his fam­i­ly cut short their tra­vels to re­turn home. He died a few weeks lat­er.

1.Jesus Is All the World to Me
2.Lead Me Gently Home, Father
3.Softly and Tenderly Jesus Is Calling
4.There’s a Great Day Coming



Various biographical sketches and newspaper articles about Thompson are available in the DNAH Archives.

Wikipedia Biography

William Lamartine Thompson (November 7, 1847 – September 20, 1909) was a noted American composer. He founded the W. L. Thompson Music Company and tried his hand with some success at secular compositions before finding his forte in hymns and gospel songs.

Texts by Will L. Thompson (83)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A sinner was wandering at eventideW. L. T. (Author)English60
Christ is risen, Christ is risen, He hath left the solemn graveWill L. Thompson (Author)English4
Come, home, come home, ye who are weary come home (Chorus)Will L. Thompson (Author)English1
Come, ye that thirst for cooling waterW. L. T. (Author)English2
Cristo é tudo para mim, é vida, paz e luzWill L. Thompson (Author)Portuguese2
Cristo el Bendito SalvadorWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish2
Cristo es el todo para míWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish4
Cristo es mi amante SalvadorWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish2
Cristo es mi dulce SalvadorWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish4
¡Cuán dulcemente Jesús hoy nos llama! A ti te llama y a mí (Simmonds)Will L. Thompson (Author)Spanish3
Cuán tiernamente Jesús hoy nos llamaWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish9
¡Cuán tiernamente nos está llamandoWill L. Thompson 1847-1909 (Author)Spanish1
Día grande viene, un día grandeWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish2
Dolĉe kaj ame Jesuo alvokasWill Lamartine Thompson (Author)Esperanto2
El mundo busca con afánWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish2
¿En el mundo acaso he hecho hoyWill L. Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)Spanish2
Freundlich und ernstlich dein Jesus steht rufendWill L. Thompson (Author)German2
Give the flowers to the livingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)8
God save our native land, may union ever standWill L. Thompson (Author)2
God save our Union, May it forever standW. L. T. (Author)English4
Grüß' Gott, grüß' Gott! wir heißen euch willkommenWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
Have I done any good in the world todayWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English12
何等柔細慈愛,耶穌在呼召 (Héděng róuxì cí'ài, yēsū zài hū zhào)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
Höre des Heilandes Stimme erschallenWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
How beautiful the golden ruleWill L. Thompson (Author)English2
I have heard of a home far away above the skiesWill L. Thompson (Author)English13
I need Thy pardon, LordW. L. Thompson (Author)English7
If God be my Father, 'tis well, 'tis wellWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
If you want a loving SaviorWill L. Thompson (Author)English2
I'm thine, dear Lord, entirely thineWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Innerligt, kärleksfullt Jesus dig kallarWill L. Thompson (Author)Swedish4
இன்று ஏதேனும் நன்மை நான் செய்தேனா? (Iṉṟu ētēṉum naṉmai nāṉ ceytēṉā?)Will L. Thompson (Author)Tamil2
Jesus bids you comeW. L. T. (Author)English36
Jesus is all the world to me, My life, my joy, my allWill L. Thompson (Author)English299
Jesus 'r allt, ja, allt foer migWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
基督就是我的世界 (Jīdū jiùshì wǒ de shìjiè)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
Lead me gently home, FatherW. L. T. (Author)English167
Leise und liebevoll Jesus noch rufetWill L. Thompson (Author)German1
Leise und liebevoll Jesus uns rufetWill L. Thompson (Author)German2
Let everyone who feels the callWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
Listen to the voice of Jesus Speaking within thy heartW. L. T. (Author)English7
Look, look to the comforterWill L. Thompson (Author)English7
Men are marching on to GodWill L. Thompson (Author)2
மென்மையாய் இயேசு அழைக்கிறாரேWill L. Thompson (Author)Tamil2
My heavenly home is bright and fair, I long to be thereWill. L. Thompson (Author)English1
Ni Jesusco umdas caniacWill L. Thompson (Author)Tagalog2
Now, friends, 'tis time to say goodnightW. L. T. (Author)English5
O nur für Jesum lebenW. L. T. (Author)German2
O tell me more of Jesus, of Him I long to knowW. L. T. (Author)English9
O to be more like Jesus, O to have more of His loveWill L. Thompson, 1849- (Author)English33
O where are the little ones, lovely and fairWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English4
O sing me a song of the better land, Better land, better landW. L. T. (Author)English6
Pa nahe mai la ko Iesu kaheaWill L. Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)Hawaiian3
Sagte og inderlig Jesus nu kalderW. L. T. (Author)Norwegian2
സൌമ്യമായ് യേശു ക്ഷണിക്കുന്നിന്നെന്നെ (Semyamāy yēśu kṣaṇikkunninnenne)Will L. Thompson (Author)Malayalam2
Siayat ni Jesus ñga umawawagWill L. Thompson (Author)Tagalog2
Softly and tenderly Jesus is callingWill L. Thompson, 1847-1909 (Author)English851
Softly and tenderly Jesus is nearWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
Sometime we'll hear the sound of Gabriel's hornW. L. T. (Author)English3
The darkest sins that curse this lifeWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The fading flowers and Autumn leavesWill L. Thompson (Author)English2
The Lord is here with saving powerWill L. Thompson (Author)2
The sweet spring flowers and summer leavesWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The sweetest place on earth to meWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
The world has need of Christian menWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English8
There are times when we draw very nearWill L. Thompson (Author)2
There'll be music in heaven, we're told, Played on the harps of goldW. L. T. (Author)English5
There's a better day comingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)2
There's a great day coming, A great day comingWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English419
There's someone in heaven thinking of meWill L. Thompson (Author)English5
They say there's a land over the oceanWilliam L. Thompson (Author)English12
Tierno y amante, Jesús nos invitaWill L. Thompson (Author)Spanish2
'Tis noble to be a ChristianW. L. T. (Author)English4
'Tis sweet to know that Jesus loves me, O how sweet!William L. Thompson (Author)English22
'Tis sweet to know that Jesus loves us, Though from Him we've wandered farW. L. T. (Author)English2
溫柔引領我,父阿,引領我回家 (Wēnróu yǐnlǐng wǒ, fù ā, yǐnlǐng wǒ huí jiā)Will L. Thompson (Author)Chinese2
What beautiful lessons of life we're learningWill L. Thompson (Author)2
When I lie on my pillow tonightW. L. T. (Author)English8
Where spend eternity when earth is goneWilliam L. Thompson (Author)6
Wie köstlich, dass mich Jesus liebtW. L. T. (Author)German2
Yesu akuita wewe mpotevu Will L. Thompson (Author)Swahili1
يقرع المسيح باب الفؤادWill L. Thompson (Author)Arabic1
يسوع كل المشتهىWill L. Thompson (Author)Arabic1

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