Water of Life

Adapter & Author: 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 >

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First Line: A woman of Samaria came to where the well of Jacob lies
Title: Water of Life
Adapter & Author: John Ylvisaker
Language: Spanish
Refrain First Line: He who drinks of the water of life
Publication Date: 1979
Copyright: Copyright 1968 by Vanguard Music Corp., 250 W. 57th St., New York, NY 10019. Reprinted by permission. Further reproduction prohibited.

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