Thursday, 19 September 2019

Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Hymn

Story Behind Heaven Came Down 


Heaven Came Down is a hymn that is of recent origin as it was written in 1961 by John W Peterson.

It draws its inspiration from a testimony delivered by an old man named Jim at Montrose Bible Conference Grounds, Pennsylvania. During the testimony talked of his conversion experience. In the testimony he used the phrase, "It seemed like Heaven came down and glory filled my soul."

It is this phrase that inspired John W Pearson to write a song using this phrase later that week. 

John W Peterson wrote over a thousand hymns but it is this song that has touched and continues to touch millions of Christians all over the world.

He died on September 20, 2006, at the age of 84 after suffering from prostate cancer.

It is so sweet to entrust and surrender our lives to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Heaven does literally come down into our hearts when we do that.

John W Peterson


Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Hymn Lyrics


O what a wonderful, wonderful day-
Day I will never forget;
After I'd wandered in darkness away,
Jesus my Savior I met.
O what a tender, compassionate friend-
He met the need of my heart;
Shadows dispelling, With joy I am telling,
He made all the darkness depart!
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross
the Savior made me whole;
My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day-
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul!
     
Born of the Spirit with life from above
Into God's family divine,
Justified fully through Calvary's love,
O what a standing is mine!
And the transaction so quickly was made
When as a sinner I came,
Took of the offer Of grace He did proffer-
He saved me, O praise His dear name!
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross
the Savior made me whole;
My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day-
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul!
     
Now I've a hope that will surely endure
After the passing of time;
I have a future in heaven for sure.
There in those mansions sublime.
And its because of that wonderful day
What at the cross I believed;
Riches eternal And blessings supernal
From His precious hand I received.
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul,
When at the cross
the Savior made me whole;
My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day-
Heaven came down
and glory filled my soul!

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Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Video


Gaither Vocal Band - Official Video for 'Heaven Came Down (Live)


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