1860–1952

Ju­ly 15, 1860, Par­is, Il­li­nois.

Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na.

Spring Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.

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Charles was the son of Au­gus­tus Fill­more and Han­nah Ma­ria Lock­wood, and bro­ther of James and Fred­er­ick Fill­more.

He won a mu­sic schol­ar­ship at the Cin­cin­na­ti Col­lege of Music, and af­ter­ward for a year at Bath Sem­in­a­ry in Ow­ings­ville, Ken­tuc­ky.

He then tra­veled for about a year and taught sing­ing class­es in var­i­ous parts of Am­er­i­ca. Later, he took ad­di­tion­al mu­sic stu­dies in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. He stu­died for the min­is­try at But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, gra­du­at­ing in 1890.

He pas­tored in La­fay­ette, In­di­a­na; Shel­by­ville, In­di­a­na; was State Ev­an­gel­ist (for one year) in Og­den, Ut­ah; Pe­ru, In­di­a­na; Car­thage, Ohio; and Hill­side Church, Indianapolis. He was one of the ed­it­ors of the tem­per­ance pa­per Clean Po­li­tics, and of The Mu­sic­al Mes­sen­ger. He wrote sev­er­al hun­dred Gos­pel songs in his life­time.

  1. Abide in Me, True and Li­ving Vine
  2. Are You Rea­dy for the Judg­ment Day?
  3. Are You Serv­ing Christ the Lord?
  4. Behold, I Stand at Your Door and Knock
  5. Behold the Birds That Fly
  6. Brighter Days Are Com­ing
  7. Father, While We Come to Thee
  8. Following Je­sus Day by Day
  9. Go with Me to Geth­se­ma­ne
  10. God Has Given You Ta­lents, My Bro­ther
  11. God Is Love the Gen­tle Breeze
  12. God, We Know, Will Sure­ly Hear Lit­tle Child­ren
  13. Gospel Feast Is Spread, The
  14. Have You Heard the Old­en Sto­ry?
  15. Help Us, O Lord, to Trust in Thee
  16. I Am Dream­ing To­night of the Days Gone By
  17. I Love Thine Ev­ery Hill and Vale
  18. I Was Glad and My Heart Did Re­joice
  19. I Will
  20. In the Vine­yard of the Mas­ter
  21. I’ve Read of a Won­der­ful Land
  22. Jesus Is a Lov­ing Shep­herd
  23. Jesus Is Call­ing
  24. Lord Is My Shep­herd
  25. Love of My Heart, The
  26. Make Some Oth­er Heart Re­joice
  27. Mother Dear, I’ve Been Think­ing Much of You To­day
  28. Mother, Pray­ing for Your Way­ward Boy
  29. My Jesus, I Love Thee
  30. My Sav­ior
  31. Now Is the Time to Ac­cept the Lord
  32. Remember Thee, Can I For­get
  33. Remember Thy Cre­at­or
  34. Ring the Christ­mas Bells Again
  35. Since I Have Found the Sav­ior
  36. Sowing the Seed by Night and by Day
  37. Suffer the Child­ren to Come to Me
  38. Tell Mo­ther I’ll Be There
  39. There Is a Way, a Nar­row Way
  40. This World Has Many Bur­dened Souls
  41. This World Is Full of Pret­ty Flow­ers
  42. Time Or­dained of God, The
  43. We Are Vol­un­teers in a Youth­ful Band
  44. We Have Taken Christ Je­sus as Mas­ter and Lord
  45. We Need Thy Pr­esence, Lord
  46. We’re in a Fight We Know Is Right
  47. What a Stream of Crime and Woe
  48. What Is the Song of the Hea­ven­ly Host?
  49. When I Awak­en in the Morn­ing
  50. When the Foes Op­pressed God’s Pe­ople
  51. When Thy Bur­den Is Too Great to Bear
  52. Whose Was the Name by the Pro­phets Fore­told?
  53. You Are Writ­ing Your Own Book of Life