It Took a Miracle

Author: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: My Father is omnipotent
Title: It Took a Miracle
Author: John W. Peterson
Meter: 8.6.8.6 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It took a miracle to put the stars in place
Copyright: © Copyright 1948. Renewed 1976 by John W. Peterson Music Company.

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Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #155
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #468
Favorites Number 9: A Collection of Gospel Songs #45
Hymns of Faith #241
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #518
Rejoice Hymns #368
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #111
Sing Joyfully #303
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #242
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #494
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #524
The New National Baptist Hymnal #165
Include 20 pre-1979 instances



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