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.
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Tune Title: [I am coming to the cross]First Line: I am coming to the crossComposer: William G. FischerMeter: 18.104.22.168Key: G MajorSource: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Am_Coming_to_the_Cross); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (452); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (190); Review and Herald Publishing As