Shepherd of Love

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: Shepherd of love, You know I had lost my way
Title: Shepherd of Love
Author: John W. Peterson
Publication Date: 1980
Copyright: © 1966 Singspiration



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Hymns of Faith #267

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #448

Sing Joyfully #446

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #464

Include 1 pre-1979 instance
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