Heaven Came Down

O what a wonderful, wonderful day

Author: John W. Peterson
Published in 23 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 >



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #553

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #438

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #573

Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #337

Hymns of Faith #183

Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #267a


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #525

Rejoice Hymns #366

Sing Joyfully #297

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #215

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #510

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #495

Include 11 pre-1979 instances
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