Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Hymn

Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Lyrics

O what a wonderful, wonderful day
Day I will never forget
After I’d wandered in darkness away
Jesus my Saviour 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 (filled my soul)
When at the cross my Saviour made me whole (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 fam’ly divine
Justified fully thru 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 (filled my soul)
When at the cross my Saviour made me whole (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 it’s because of that wonderful day
When at the cross I believed
Riches eternal and blessings supernal
From His precious hand I received

Heaven came down and glory filled my soul (filled my soul)
When at the cross my Saviour made me whole (made me whole)
My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul (filled my soul)

My sins were washed away
And my night was turned to day
Heaven came down and glory filled my soul

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 he 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

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 eighty-four after suffering from prostate cancer.

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

For more hymns histories and lyrics visit:

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Old Baptist Hymns – Videos And Stories Behind Hymns (christianmusicandhymns.com)

Heaven Came Down and Glory Filled My Soul Video

Gaither Vocal Band – Official Video for ‘Heaven Came Down (Live)

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