William G. Fischer

William G. Fischer
Short Name: William G. Fischer
Full Name: Fischer, W. G. (William G.), 1835-1912
Birth Year: 1835
Death Year: 1912

In his youth, William G. Fischer (b. Baltimore, MD, 1835; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1912) developed an interest in music while attending singing schools. His career included working in the book bindery of J. B. Lippencott Publishing Company, teaching music at Girard College, and co-owning a piano business and music store–all in Philadelphia. Fischer eventually became a popular director of music at revival meetings and choral festivals. In 1876 he conducted a thousand-voice choir at the Dwight L. Moody/Ira D. Sankey revival meeting in Philadelphia. Fischer composed some two hundred tunes for Sunday school hymns and gospel songs.

Bert Polman

Texts by William G. Fischer (6)AsAuthority Languagessort descendingInstances
Touch not the cupWilliam G. Fischer (Author)2
A little talk with Jesus, How it smooths the rugged roadW. G. F. (Author)English1
I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blindWilliam G. Fischer, 1835-1912 (Author)English1
I love to tell the story Of unseen things aboveWilliam G. Fischer (refrain by)English13
O sometimes the shadows are deepWilliam G. Fischer (Author)English1
Débil, pobre, ciego soyWilliam G. Fischer, 1835-1912 (Author)Spanish1
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