June 1, 1849, Cincinnati, Ohio.

February 8, 1936, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Son of a Disciples of Christ minister, Fillmore began supporting his family at age 16 by running his father’s singing school, after his father’s death. In 1874, he and his brothers founded the Fillmore Brothers Music House in Cincinnati, Ohio. He composed a number of hymn tunes, anthems, and cantatas. Frederick Fillmore was his brother. James collaborated with Jessie Pounds for some 30 years. His works include:

  1. Jesus Loves the Little Children
  1. All the World for Jesus
  2. Are You Witnessing for Him?
  3. As We Go Marching Home
  4. Beautiful Garden of Prayer, The
  5. Cahokia Mounds
  6. Cheerful Giving
  7. Congo
  8. Damaris
  9. Eastcote
  10. Gathering
  11. Glory in the Highest
  12. He Lives
  13. I Am Resolved
  14. I Know That My Redeemer Liveth
  15. In His Rude Manger-Bed Sleeping
  16. Kingdom over Yonder, The
  17. Lord’s Good Time Is Coming, The
  18. Only Waiting
  19. Place in the Ranks for Me, A
  20. Praise God for His Word
  21. Proclaim the Tidings
  22. Purer in Heart, O God
  23. Resurrection Day, The
  24. Victory May Depend on You, The
  25. We Are Going Down the Valley
  26. We’ll Be There