1921-2006
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November 1, 1921, Lindsborg, Kansas.

September 20, 2006, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Paradise Memorial Gardens, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Of Swedish lineage, Peterson lost his father at age four, and came to Christ age 12. He displayed a musical gift early, writing his first song while a senior in high school. In World II, he served in the Army Air Corps, flying the Himalayan supply route to China. After the war, he attended the Moody Bible Institute and the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois (graduated 1953). In 1954, he went to work for the Singspiration Music Company in Montrose, Pennsylvania; when Zondervan Publishing House bought Singspiration in 1963, Peterson moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he served as president and editor-in-chief for over a decade. Later in life, Peterson served on the board of Gospel Films, Inc., Muskegon, Michigan; and, after moving to Scottsdale, Arizona, co-founded Good Life Productions and served on the board of Family Life Radio Network in Tucson, Arizona. He was admitted to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1986.

  1. All Things Work Out for Good
  2. Come, Holy Spirit
  3. Flag to Follow, A
  4. Go Tell the Untold Millions
  5. God’s Final Call
  6. Heaven Came Down
  7. I’m a Soldier
  8. In My Heart
  9. Isn’t the Love of Jesus Something Wonderful?
  10. It Took a Miracle
  11. It’s Not an Easy Road
  12. I’ve a Home Beyond the River
  13. Jesus Is Coming Again
  14. Jesus Led Me All the Way
  15. Near to Thy Heart
  16. No One Understands Like Jesus
  17. O Grant Thy Touch
  18. O I Want to Be Like Jesus
  19. O What a Wonderful, Wonderful Day
  20. Over the Sunset Mountains
  21. Shepherd of Love
  22. Springs of Living Water
  23. Student’s Prayer, A
  24. Surely Goodness and Mercy
  25. Teach Me to Trust
  26. There’s a New Song in My Heart
  27. Walking in the Light
  28. When We All Get Home
  1. Burning Tree
  2. Down from His Glory, a cantata
  3. Lindsborg
  4. Night of Miracles, a cantata
  5. So Send I You