Composer: John Ylvisaker

John Carl Ylvisaker (liturgical songwriter, recording artist,composer, performer, ethnomusicologist) is perhaps best known for his hymn, “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry” He was born in Moorhead, Minnesota and is a graduate of Concordia College located there. During the last 45 years John’s words and music have been a powerful influence on the development of new worship materials for the church, with his compositions appearing in hundreds of worship resources. In addition to being an artist and composer, John’s past experience includes teaching high school music, directing church choirs, and serving as the producer of SCAN, an award-winning weekly radio program sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: John Ylvisaker
Meter: D
Incipit: 32155 43453 21554
Key: G Major
Copyright: © 1985 John Ylvisaker


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Chalice Hymnal #75
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #732
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #488Text InfoAudio
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #516
Sing the Faith #2051
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #86
The Faith We Sing #2051
The New Century Hymnal #351
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #644
With One Voice #770
Worship and Rejoice #680