Peter Irvine, ObJN is an Episcopal priest and musician, currently serving as Director of Music at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Flossmoor, Illinois. He has written many psalm paraphrases and original hymn texts, as well as hymn tunes. He attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary for several years and earned a Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in 2002. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Tennessee, where he was born and lived until 1982. He plays piano, organ, guitar, mountain dulcimer and tin whistle, and especially enjoys music with a Celtic flavor. He worked with Harry Plantinga beginning in 1993 to create the online editions of Southern Harmony (a 19th century shape-note hymnal) and the 1916 Episcopal Hymnal on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL), recording midi files for the more than 350 tunes in Southern Harmony. He also volunteers to enhance the Hymnary.org database, with particular responsibility for hymnals of the Episcopal Church. He enjoys hiking in the mountains, boating on Lake Michigan, and cross-country skiing. He is an oblate of the Order of Julian of Norwich, based in Waukesha, Wisconsin, through which he met his wife Janet Collins Irvine, AOJN, a clinical psychologist.