W. G. Fischer

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

William Gustavus Fischer 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 W. G. Fischer (6)AsAuthority LanguagesInstancessort descending
A little talk with Jesus, How it smooths the rugged roadW. G. F. (Author)English1
Débil, pobre, ciego soyWilliam G. Fischer, 1835-1912 (Author)Spanish1
I am coming to the cross; I am poor, and weak, and blindWilliam G. Fischer, 1835-1912 (Author)English1
O sometimes the shadows are deepWilliam G. Fischer (Author)English1
Touch not the cup, it is death to thy soulWilliam G. Fischer (Author)English1
I love to tell the story Of unseen things aboveWilliam G. Fischer (Author (refrain))English13

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