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Thoro Harris
American music publisher and hymn writer

Thoro Harris

Thoro Harris
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Intro American music publisher and hymn writer
Was Musician Composer Hymnwriter
From United States of America
Field Literature Music Religion
Gender male
Birth 31 March 1874, Wash­ing­ton, DC, USA
Death 27 March 1955, Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA (aged 81 years)
Star sign Aries
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Thoro Harris (March 31, 1874 — March 27, 1955) was an American songbook publisher and hymn writer.

Thoro Harris was born on March 31, 1874, in Wash­ing­ton, DC. After attending col­lege in Bat­tle Creek, Mi­chi­gan, he pro­duced his first hymn­al in Bos­ton, Mass­a­chusetts, in 1902. He then moved to Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois, at the in­vi­ta­tion of Pe­ter Bil­horn, and in 1932 to Eu­re­ka Springs, Ar­kan­sas. He com­posed and com­piled a num­ber of works. He was well-known lo­cal­ly as he walked around with a can­vas bag full of hand­books for sale. 

Selected works:

  • Little Branches, with George J. Meyer & Howard E. Smith (1906)
  • Best Tem­per­ance Songs (1913)
  • Hymns of Hope (1922)
  • All That Thrills the Soul (Who can cheer the heart like Jesus) (© 1931)
  • Jesus är min högsta glädje (Swedish)
  • The Awakening
  • Caught Up
  • Coming for Me
  • Coming Up the Road
  • Eternal Rest
  • Glory in the Highest
  • He's Coming Soon
  • I Love Him Better Every Day (1926)
  • I Love His Appearing
  • Jehovah's Promise (1931)
  • Jesus Bears You on His Heart (1923)
  • Jesus Is True
  • Look for the Beautiful
  • Looking for that Blessed Hope
  • More Abundantly
  • My Father's House
  • Oil (1926)
  • Pentecost in My Soul
  • They Come (1941)
  • To Whom Can I Go?
  • What He Has Done for Others (1914)


Harris passed away on March 27, 1955, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 81.

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