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W. G. Fischer

1835 - 1912 Person Name: William Gustavus Fischer Composer of "[I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet]" in The Cyber Hymnal 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

Annie Wittenmyer

1827 - 1900 Person Name: Mrs. Annie Wittenmyer Author of "The Valley of Blessing" in Calvary Songs Sarah Ann Turner; b. 8/26/1827; d. 2/2/1900; Wittenmyer, Annie (Turner) 1827-1900; usage: Annie Wittenmyer

William E. Fischer

1849 - 1936 Person Name: Wm. G. Fischer, by permission Composer of "[I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet]" in The Morning Star Born: October 6, 1849, Berlin, Germany. Died: August 10, 1936, Shamokin, Pennsylvania. Fischer was a graduate of Pennsylvania College (BA 1872) and Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (1875). Ordained in 1875, he served at Center Hall until 1893, when he accepted a call to be pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, where he remained the rest of his life. He served as secretary and member of the hymn book committee of the Lutheran General Synod, and member of the hymnbook committee of the United Lutheran Church (1929-31). He also represented the Susquehanna Synod, and was a director at Gettysburg Seminary. His works include: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1899) (music editor)

W. T. Dale

1845 - 1924 Person Name: Rev. W. T. Dale Composer of "[I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet]" in The Harp of Glory

D. E. Dortch

1851 - 1928 Person Name: Rev. D. E. Dortch Composer of "[I have entered the valley of blessing so sweet]" in Times of Refreshing Born: March 5, 1851, The­ta, Ten­nes­see. Died: No­vem­ber 9/11, 1928, Ten­nes­see. Buried: Rose Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see. Dortch was teach­ing mu­sic in Mau­ry, Ten­ness­ee, in 1880, and was work­ing as an evan­gel­ist by 1886. His works in­clude: Tid­ings of Joy (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: 1878) National Tid­ings of Joy (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion of Amer­i­ca, 1878) Gospel Mel­o­dies, with Will­iam Dale & Charles Pol­lock (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Cum­ber­land Pres­by­ter­ian Pub­lish­ing House, 1890) Spirit and Life, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Chris­tian Pub­lish­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, 1893) Choice Songs (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: Na­tion­al Bap­tist Con­ven­tion of Amer­i­ca, 1894) Gospel Voic­es (Nash­ville, Ten­nes­see: South-West­ern Pub­lish­ing House, 1895) Gospel Voic­es No. 3 (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: Da­vid E. Dortch, 1902) Hymns of Vic­to­ry, Parts 1 and 2 (Co­lum­bia, Ten­nes­see: Dortch Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1905) Happy Greet­ings to All (Char­lotte, North Car­o­li­na: Dortch Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny, 1916) © Cyber Hymnal™ (

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