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 >

Text Information

First Line: O what a wonderful, wonderful day
Title: Heaven Came Down
Author: John W. Peterson
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Heaven came down and glory filled my soul
Copyright: © Copyright 1961, renewed 1989 by John W. Peterson Music Company.



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
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 #525Audio
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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