I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry

"I was there to hear your borning cry

Author: John Ylvisaker
Tune: WATERLIFE
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: Recording

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 >

Timeline

Instances

Instances (10)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Chalice Hymnal #75Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #732Image
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #488TextImageAudio
Sing the Faith #2051
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #86
The Faith We Sing #2051
The New Century Hymnal #351Image
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #644Text
With One Voice #770Text
Worship and Rejoice #680TextImage



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