TORONTO (Peterson)

TORONTO (Peterson)

Composer: John W. Peterson (1954)
Published in 25 hymnals

Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: John W. Peterson (1954)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 11131 11211 72224
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1964, Singspiration Music/ASCAP.


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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #307
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #565
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #362
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #280
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #545
Hymns of Faith #497
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #501
Rejoice Hymns #655
Sing Joyfully #531
Sing Joyfully #532
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #373
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #440
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #687
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #694
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #310
The Worshiping Church #732
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #450
Worship and Rejoice #578
Include 7 pre-1979 instances