This song has become a modern classic since it was composed and performed by John Ylvisaker for a project on Holy Baptism that John did with theologian Dick Jensen. John is a classically trained musician who spent time as a coffee house performer.
One of the most memorable days of my life was spent with John when he and I drove from Bowling Green, Ohio to the first parish I served as pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church on Okolona, Ohio. There, John led us musically through hymns and liturgies of his composition. People were so taken with them that, literally, they didn't want to leave the sanctuary, just stay and continue worshiping God.
I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry takes believers from the moment when God claims them in Holy Baptism to that moment after they've closed their eyes in death to be shown God's grand surprise, secured for all who believe in Christ, resurrection life eternal with God!
That surprise will include reunions with all believers of every time and every place.
The video is filled with pictures from John's and his family's life in Christ.