Gracia Grindal

Gracia Grindal
Short Name: Gracia Grindal
Full Name: Grindal, Gracia, 1943-
Birth Year: 1943

Gracia Grindal was born in Powers Lake, North Dakota on May 4, 1943. She spent her childhood years in Tioga and Rugby, North Dakota. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Salem, Oregon where she graduated high school. She earned the B.A. degree from Augsburg College in 1965, the M.A. degree from Luther Seminary in 1983, and the M.F.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969. Gracia Grindal became a member of the Luther Seminary faculty as associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry, communications, in 1984. She was named Professor of Rhetoric in 1992. Grindal came to the seminary from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she was a member of the English department faculty from 1968 to 1984. She has published two books of poetry: Pulpit Rock, 1976; and Sketches Against the Dark, 1983. In 1997, Selah published We Are One in Christ, a collection of her hymn, hymn paraphrases and translations

Following an interest in the connection between theology, culture, and hymnody, Grindal has originated two special series at Luther Seminary: "Singing the Faith" services on Reformation Sunday on themes from Luther's Catechism; and song fests featuring a variety of hymn and song traditions from the Swedish, 1992; Norwegian, 1993; Danish, 1994; German, 1995; Finnish, 1996; to the African-American in 1999, and Icelandic in 2000. Each festival includes the music of a Lutheran college choir and features the particular tradition of such colleges as St. Olaf, Augsburg, Luther, Augustana, Gustavus, etc.

Her publications include: Speaking of God (ALCW supplementary study, 1986); Scandinavian Folksongs (1984); Singing the Story (1983); Sketches Against the Dark (1982); and Pulpit Rock (1976). In the fall of 1997, Grindal translated the opera, Fange og Fri, (Captive and Free), the story of Hans Nielsen Hauge, which was presented at the 100th anniversary of the Lutheran Free Church in Minneapolis. Her most recent book is a collection of hymn paraphrases and translations, and original texts, We Are One in Christ: Hymns, Paraphrases and Translations, by Selah Press, 1997. In addition, she has hymns and hymn translations published in hymnals of several mainline churches, including Episcopalian, Lutheran, Mennonite, Methodist and Presbyterian. In addition to her work in hymnody, Grindal teaches preaching at Luther Seminary.

Texts by Gracia Grindal (51)sort iconAsInstances
[A Babe Is Born]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
A king put on a feastGracia Grindal (Author)2
A light from heaven shone aroundGracia Grindal (Author)3
Alleluia! Jesus Saves UsGracia Grindal (Author)2
[And As They Ate]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
[And Jesus Said (Grindal)]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
[And So I Send You Out]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
[And When the Angel Left Her]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
As Moses lifted up the brazen signGracia Grindal (Author (stanzas))1
[At Jacob's Well, Where Jesus Sat]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
Behold a host arrayed in white, Like thousand snow-clad mountains bright (Grindal)Gracia Grindal (Translator)3
Behold, a woman from the cityGracia Grindal (Author)2
Behold the host arrayed in whiteGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)1
Christ the Lord to us saidGracia Grindal (Translator)1
[Father in Heaven (Grindal)]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
Fling wide the door, unbar the gateGracia Grindal, 1943- (Translator)6
Out of the depths I cry to Thee, Lord, hear me, I implore TheeGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator (st. 4))1
[God, Rich in Mercy]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
Have mercy upon me, O God, According to your loving kindnessGracia Grindal (Author)2
[I Am the Bread of Life] (Grindal)Gracia Grindal (Author)2
[In Memory of Her]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
[In the Dark of Easter Morning]Gracia Grindal (Author)3
[Into the Temple]Gracia Grindal (Author)2
Let flow our tears in grief for thisGracia Grindal (Author)2
Lo, how a rose e'er bloomingGracia Grindal (Translator (st. 3))2
Lo, how a rose is growingGracia Grindal, 1943- (Translator)4
Martha sent unto the SaviorGracia Grindal (Author)2
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Gracia Grindal (Author)3
O blessed Light, O Trinity, O everlasting UnityGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator (sts. 2-3))2
O happy day when we shall stand In heaven with the savedGracia Grindal (Translator)2
O Splendor of the Father's lightGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)3
O Trinity, O blessed lightGracia Grindal, 1943- (Translator)4
[Out of the Depths I Cry to You]Gracia Grindal, 1943- (Translator)1
Out of the depths I cry to you: O Lord, now hear me callingGracia Grindal (Translator)5
Out of the depths I cry to you: O Father, hear me callingGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)2
Tell John his prophecy was trueGracia Grindal (Author)2
It shall blossom abundantlyGracia Grindal (Author)4
The kingdom of God is like a grain of mustard seedGracia Grindal (Author)3
The numberless gifts of God's merciesGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)2
[There Was Jesus By the Water]Gracia Grindal (Author)3
This thirsty fields drink in the rainGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)2
Thy holy wings, dear SaviorGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Author (st. 2) )6
To a maid engaged to JosephGracia Grindal (Author)11
Siyahamb' ekukhanyen' kwenknos' (We are marching in the light of GodGarcia Grindal (Translator (English))1
We Light the Advent CandlesGracia Grindal, 1943- (Author)2
We pray that God will dwell in usGracia Grindal (Author)2
We sing to you O GodGracia Grindal (Author)7
What God ordains is always rightGracia Grindal (Translator)4
Whatever God ordains is rightGracia Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)2
When earth with all its joys defeats meG. Grindal, b. 1943 (Translator)2
Who is this host arrayed in whiteGracia Grindal (Translator)2