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[O sometimes the shadows are deep] (Fischer)

[O sometimes the shadows are deep] (Fischer)

Composer: W. G. Fischer
Published in 132 hymnals

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Composer: W. G. Fischer

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 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [O sometimes the shadows are deep] (Fischer)
Composer: W. G. Fischer
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 51315 61655 5123
Key: A♭ Major
Source: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Songs of Assurance: Hymn Medleys for Organ
    Composer/Editor Albin C. Whitworth
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1991) pp. 4


The Cyber Hymnal #5833
Text: The Rock That Is Higher Than I
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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #431

Church Gospel Songs and Hymns #209

Church Hymnal, Mennonite #430

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Hymns of Faith #387

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #649

Redeeming Love #74

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Sacred Selections for the Church #126


Small Church Music #2535

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #296


The Cyber Hymnal #5833

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #268

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Worship and Service Hymnal #375

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Yes, Lord! #147

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