It Took a Miracle

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 >

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First Line: My Father is omnipotent
Title: It Took a Miracle
Author: John W. Peterson
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It took a miracle to put the stars in place
Copyright: © Copyright 1948. Renewed 1976 by John W. Peterson Music Company.



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

African American Heritage Hymnal #155

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #468

Favorites Number 9: A Collection of Gospel Songs #45

Hymns of Faith #241

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #518

Rejoice Hymns #368

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #111

Sing Joyfully #303

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #242

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #494

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #524

The New National Baptist Hymnal #165

Include 21 pre-1979 instances
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