Composer: David N. Johnson
David Johnson (b. San Antonio, TX, 1922; d. Phoenix, AZ, 1987), former music department chairman at St. Olaf College, composed EARTH AND ALL STARS and published it in his Twelve Folksongs and Spirituals (1968). Johnson studied at Trinity, University, San Antonio, Texas, and received his master's and doctoral degrees in music from Syracuse University, New York. In addition to St. Olaf, he taught at Syracuse University; Alfred University, Alfred, New York; and Arizona State University. Johnson was organist at Syracuse University and organist and choir director at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Phoenix. His publications include Instruction Book for Beginning Organists and Organ Teacher's Guide; his compositions number over three hundred and in… Go to person page >
TextsThis Is the Good News
This is the good news which we received,
in which we stand, and by which we are saved:
that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures,
that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day;
and that He appeared to the women,
and that He appeared to Peter,
then to the Twelve and to many faithful witnesses.
We believe He is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
He is the first and the last, the beginning and the end,
He is our Lord and our God. Amen.
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