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[Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole] (Fischer)

[Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole] (Fischer)

Composer: W. G. Fischer (1872)
Published in 188 hymnals

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Composer: W. G. 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 Go to person page >

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Title: [Lord Jesus, I long to be perfectly whole] (Fischer)
Composer: W. G. Fischer (1872)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55123 21232 15512
Key: A Major
Copyright: Public Domain


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