|Short Name:||Fred A. Fillmore|
|Full Name:||Fillmore, Fred A. (Frederick Augustus), 1856-1925|
Born: May 15, 1856, Paris, Illinois.
Died: November 15, 1925, Terrace Park, Ohio.
Buried: Milford, Ohio.
Frederick Augustus Fillmore, who was born on May 15, 1856, in Paris, IL, one of seven children, five sons and two daughters, born to Augustus Damon and Hannah Lockwood Fillmore. His father was a preacher in the Christian Church, as well as a composer,
songbook compiler, and hymn publisher who developed his own system of musical notation using numbers on the staff in place of note heads. Augustus eventually settled in Cincinnati, OH, and established a music publishing business there. Until 1906, there was no official distinction between "Christian Churches" and "Churches of Christ." The names were used pretty much interchangeably, and many older churches of Christ which are faithful today were once known as "Christian Churches."
Fred and his older brother James took over their father's publishing business following the death of Augustus in 1870 and established the Fillmore Brothers Music House. This became a successful Cincinnati music form, publishing church hymnals and later band and orchestral music. For many years the firm issued a monthly periodical, The Music Messenger. The brothers edited many hymnbooks and produced many songs which became popular. Beginning with the songbook Songs of Glory in 1874, there appeared many Fillmore publications which became widely used through churches, especially in the midwest. For these collections, Fred provided a great deal of hymn tunes.
|Texts by Fred A. Fillmore (23)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|Sä'st du fleißig den Samen des lebens||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||German||3|
|Are you sowing the seed of the kingdom, brother||F. A. F. (Author)||English||39|
|Go and work for Jesus, There is much, much to do||F. A. F. (Author)||English||2|
|I know that my Redeemer lives, And ever prays for me (Fillmore)||F. A. F. (Arranger)||English||5|
|Listen to the Savior knocking, knocking||F. A. F. (Author)||English||2|
|Marching on, a glad and happy throng||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||English||2|
|We've enlisted to fight, for the truth and the right||F. A. F. (Author)||English||2|
|When the waiting time is over||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||English||9|
|Are you shining now for Jesus||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||4|
|Are you sowing the seed over soil rich and fertile||F. E. R. (Author)||1|
|Are you with burdens and sorrows oppressed||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|Can I do aught for Jesus||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|I am thinking of my childhood||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|I do not know just what will be||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|I'm glad I have chosen the pathway that Jesus||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|No other one like Jesus||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|Send the blessed gospel to the sons of men||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|The story of Jesus is precious to me||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||3|
|There are mighty waves of sentiment||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|There is love in the promise||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|They're telling a story so wondrous||F. A. F. (Author)||3|
|Unfurl the banner of the king||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||2|
|What the Lord has done for me||Fred A. Fillmore (Author)||6|