Jesus, Wonderful Jesus

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 >

Author: Mrs. Carrie Huffman

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Text Information

First Line: Jesus, the man of Galilee
Title: Jesus, Wonderful Jesus
Author: John W. Peterson
Author: Mrs. Carrie Huffman
Refrain First Line: Jesus, wonderful Jesus
Publication Date: 1953
Copyright: 1953 by Alfred B. Smith in "Miracle Melodies"



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