Springs In The Valey

How oft the happy mountain top we leave behind

Author: John W. Peterson
Tune: [How oft the happy mountain top we leave behind]
Published in 4 hymnals

Author: John W. Peterson

Pseudonymn: John Willard. John W. Peterson (November 1, 1921 – September 20, 2006) was a songwriter who had a major influence on evangelical Christian music in the 1950s through the 1970s. He wrote over 1000 songs, and 35 cantatas. Born in Lindsborg, Kansas, he served as an Army Air Force pilot flying the China Hump during World War II. Later, he attended Moody Bible Institute and served on the radio staff there for a number of years. In 1953, he graduated from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago and shortly thereafter settled in Pennsylvania to continue his songwriting career. He then moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where for over ten years he was President and Editor-in-Chief of Singspiration, a sacred music publish… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: How oft the happy mountain top we leave behind
Title: Springs In The Valey
Author: John W. Peterson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Springs in the valley
Copyright: © 1951 by Norman J. Clayton in Low Voice Melodies No. 3. Assigned to Norman Clayton Publishing Co.

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Bit of Heaven Song Book #d5
Camp Meeting Songs, a Collection of Gospel Songs ... #d29
Clayton's Collection of Choir Melodies No. 2: a choice group of songs of the gospel choir #24
Melodies of Praise #d19



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