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Fred A. Fillmore

Fred A. Fillmore
Short Name: Fred A. Fillmore
Full Name: Fillmore, Fred A. (Frederick Augustus), 1856-1925
Birth Year: 1856
Death Year: 1925

Born: May 15, 1856, Par­is, Ill­i­nois.
Died: No­vem­ber 15, 1925, Ter­race Park, Ohio.
Buried: Mil­ford, Ohio.

Frederick Augustus Fillmore, who was born on May 15, 1856, in Paris, IL, one of seven children, five sons and two daughters, born to Augustus Damon and Hannah Lockwood Fillmore. His father was a preacher in the Christian Church, as well as a composer,
songbook compiler, and hymn publisher who developed his own system of musical notation using numbers on the staff in place of note heads. Augustus eventually settled in Cincinnati, OH, and established a music publishing business there. Until 1906, there was no official distinction between "Christian Churches" and "Churches of Christ." The names were used pretty much interchangeably, and many older churches of Christ which are faithful today were once known as "Christian Churches."

Fred and his older brother James took over their father's publishing business following the death of Augustus in 1870 and established the Fillmore Brothers Music House. This became a successful Cincinnati music form, publishing church hymnals and later band and orchestral music. For many years the firm issued a monthly periodical, The Music Messenger. The brothers edited many hymnbooks and produced many songs which became popular. Beginning with the songbook Songs of Glory in 1874, there appeared many Fillmore publications which became widely used through churches, especially in the midwest. For these collections, Fred provided a great deal of hymn tunes.

Texts by Fred A. Fillmore (23)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Are you shining now for JesusFred A. Fillmore (Author)4
Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brotherF. A. F. (Author)English42
Are you sowing the seed over soil rich and fertileF. E. R. (Author)1
Are you with burdens and sorrows oppressedFred A. Fillmore (Author)2
Can I do aught for JesusFred A. Fillmore (Author)2
Go and work for Jesus, There is much, much to doF. A. F. (Author)English2
I am thinking of my childhood, of the happy days gone byF. A. F. (Author)English2
I do not know just what will beF. A. F. (Author)2
I know that my Redeemer lives, And ever prays for me (Fillmore)Fred A. Fillmore (Arranger)English8
I'm glad I have chosen the pathway that JesusFred A. Fillmore (Author)2
Listen to the Savior knocking, knockingFred A. Fillmore (Author)English2
Marching on, a glad and happy throngFred A. Fillmore (Author)English2
No other one like JesusF. A. F. (Author)English2
Sä'st du fleißig den Samen des lebensF. A. F. (Author)German3
Send the blessed gospel to the sons of menFred A. Fillmore (Author)2
The story of Jesus is precious to meF. A. F. (Author)English3
There are mighty waves of sentimentFred A. Fillmore (Author)2
There is love in the promise of JesusF. A. F. (Author)English2
They're telling a story so wondrousFred A. Fillmore (Author)3
Unfurl the banner of the KingF. A. F. (Author)English2
We've enlisted to fight, for the truth and the rightF. A. F. (Author)English2
What the Lord has done for meF. A. F. (Author)6
When the waiting time is overFred A. Fillmore (Author)English8

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