Will Lamartine Thompson

Photo added by Tom Childers

Will Lamartine Thompson

  • Birth 7 Nov 1847 East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
  • Death 20 Sep 1909 New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
  • Burial East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 26115323

Song writer, composer, and publisher. He wrote, "Softly and Tenderly Jesus is Calling," "Jesus is All the World to Me," "Lead Me Gently Home, Father," and "There's a Great Day Coming." "Softly and Tenderly" hymn was sung in the Academy Award winning movie Trip to Bountiful (1985), and at a memorial service for American civil rights leader Martin Luther King, on April 8, 1968, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia.

Also he also wrote "Have I Done Any Good?" and "Put Your Shoulder to the Wheel," two hymns found in the LDS (Mormon) hymn book.

Gravesite Details He died in New York h/o Elizabeth

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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Deborah Wall
  • Added: 18 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 26115323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Will Lamartine Thompson (7 Nov 1847–20 Sep 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 26115323, citing Riverview Cemetery, East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .