Over the Sunset Mountains

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: Over the sunset mountains
Title: Over the Sunset Mountains
Author: John W. Peterson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Over the sunset mountains, heaven awaits for me
Copyright: © 1953 by John W. Peterson. Assigned to Singspiration, Inc.



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Favorites Number 4: A Collection of Gospel Songs #88

Great Hymns of the Faith #518


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #472

Revival Hymns and Choruses #545

Singing Youth #d175

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Songs You Requested #d15

Special Songs for Special Singers Number 3 #d26

Youthspiration, Vol. II #d43

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