~Heaven Came Down
Montrose Bible Conference Grounds in Montrose, Pennsylvania, has been
the sight of many wonderful Christian experiences, but seemingly none
quite so far-reaching as in the summer of 1961.
W. Peterson says:
one of the sessions an opportunity for a time of personal testimonies
was given the audience, and Old Jim rose to his feet and told of his
conversion experience. In describing that night when he met Christ, he
used the phrase ‘It seemed like Heaven came down and glory filled my
away I sensed that it would be a fine title for a song, so I wrote it
down and later in the week completed the song. It became a favorite
song born that day in 1961 has blessed the hearts of people all over
America as well as on the mission fields worldwide.
W. Peterson has written more than one thousand songs and fifteen
cantatas that have sold more than three million copies. But this song is
one of the most beloved among Christians.
Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul
(1) 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!
CHORUS: 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!
(2) 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!
(3) 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.