FILLMORE (Fillmore 12333)

FILLMORE (Fillmore 12333)

Composer: James H. Fillmore
Published in 29 hymnals

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Composer: James H. Fillmore

James Henry Fillmore USA 1849-1936. Born at Cincinnati, OH, he helped support his family by running his father's singing school. He married Annie Eliza McKrell in 1880, and they had five children. After his father's death he and his brothers, Charles and Frederick, founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, specializing in publishing religious music. He was also an author, composer, and editor of music, composing hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas, as well as publishing 20+ Christian songbooks and hymnals. He issued a monthly periodical “The music messsenger”, typically putting in his own hymns before publishing them in hymnbooks. Jessie Brown Pounds, also a hymnist, contributed song lyrics to the Fillmore Music Hous… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: FILLMORE (Fillmore 12333)
Composer: James H. Fillmore
Meter: Irregular
Incipit: 12333 32345 15343
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain


James Henry Fillmore (b. Cincinnati, OH, 1849; d. Cincinnati, 1936) began his musical career by teaching music classes in a singing school and by selling music books (mainly those published by his father). The success of these early sales enabled him to establish, with his brother Frank, the Fillmore Brothers Music House of Cincinnati (sold to Carl Fischer in 1951). The company became very successful, especially in the publishing of Sunday school music, gospel songs, temperance and prohibition songs, and general sheet music. Fillmore issued a monthly periodical, The Musical Messenger, in which he initially published his hymns before issuing them in hymnals such as Songs of Glory (1874), New Christian Hymn and Tune-Book (1882), and The Praise Hymnal (1912).

FILLMORE is one of the most popular Scripture songs of the later twentieth century. The diatonic tune and simple harmonization is effective-if not overused. Accompany with guitar and/or keyboard. Organ accompaniment should be rhythmically crisp over a legato pedal.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


Piano and Organ Duet

  • PedalPoint Volume 30 Number 1 October November December 2009: For Pianists and Organists
    Composer/Editor Ron Boud
    Published By: LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (2009) pp. 35
  • May Jesus Christ Be Praised: Duets for Piano & Organ
    Composer/Editors Jeff Bennett; Cindy Berry
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (1997) pp. 6

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Hymns Re-Harmonized Piano Solo Keepsake Edition: Creative Chords for the Church Accompanist - 110 Favorites with Chord Symbols and Modulation Charts!
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Word Music Group, LLC (2006) pp. 104

Piano Solo

  • Theme Songs for Solo Piano: Musical meditations on worship and the attributes of God
    Composer/Editor Carol McMillen Tornquist
    Published By: Benson Music Group, Inc. (1995) pp. 55

Voices: Vocal Solo

  • Sweet Singer : Hymns of Charles Wesley
    Composer/Editor Steven Kimbrough
    Published By: Chapel Hill Music, Inc. (1987) pp. 29
  • Sweet Singer : Hymns of Charles Wesley
    Composer/Editor Steven Kimbrough
    Published By: Chapel Hill Music, Inc. (1987) pp. 59


Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #169
Text: I Will Sing of the Mercies of the LORD
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #60
Text: I Will Sing of the Mercies


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The Worshiping Church #30


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Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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