Jaroslav J. Vajda

Jaroslav J. Vajda
Short Name: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Full Name: Vajda, Jaroslav J., 1919-2008
Birth Year: 1919
Death Year: 2008

Jaroslav J. Vajda (b. Lorain, Ohio, 1919; d. 2008) Born of Czechoslovakian parents, Vajda was educated at Concordia College in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Ordained as a Lutheran pastor in 1944, he served congregations in Pennsylvania and Indiana until 1963. He was editor of the periodicals The Lutheran Beacon (1959-1963) and This Day (1963-1971) and book editor and developer for Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis from 1971 until his retirement in 1986. Working mainly with hymn texts, Vajda served on several Lutheran commissions of worship. A writer of original poetry since his teens, he was the author of They Followed the King (1965) and Follow the King (1977). His translations from Slovak include Bloody Sonnets (1950), Slovak Christmas (1960), An Anthology of Slovak Literature (1977), and contributions to the Lutheran Worship Supplement (1969) and the Lutheran Book of Worship (1978). A collection of his hymn texts, carols, and hymn translations was issued as Now the Joyful Celebration (1987); its sequel is So Much to Sing About (1991). Vajda's hymns are included in many modern hymnals, and he was honored as a Fellow of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada in 1988.

Bert Polman

Wikipedia Biography

Jaroslav Vajda (April 28, 1919 – May 10, 2008) was an American hymnist. Vajda was born to a Lutheran pastor of Slovak descent. His father, Rev. John Vajda, was a pastor in East Chicago, Indiana at Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church. This is where Jaroslav had his beginning learning from his father and his mother, Maria. Jaroslav had two brothers, Ludovit and Edward, both pastors, now deceased.

Texts by Jaroslav J. Vajda (51)sort descendingAsInstances
A woman and a coin — the coin is lost!Jaroslav J. Vajda (Author)4
[All Bless the God of Israel]Jaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
Amid the world's bleak wildernessJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)4
Around the World the Shout ResoundsJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)3
Before the marvel of this nightJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)6
Before Your awesome majestyJ. J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)2
Blessed children, saints, elect of GodJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)2
[Blessed Jesus, Living Bread]Jaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
Christ, the model of the meekJaroslav Vajda (Translator)2
Come at the summit of this day and hourJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)2
Come, Lord Jesus, to this placeJaroslav Vajda (Author)2
Come, rejoicing, praises voicingJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)2
Dear Father GodJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
Dios de las avesJaroslav Jan Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)4
Ever since the Savior came nothing is the sameJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)3
Faithful Christians, one and allJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)2
Gather your children, dear Savior, in peaceJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)1
Giver of every perfect giftJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)2
Go, my children, with my blessingJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)19
God, my Lord, my strength, my place of hidingJ. J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Translator)6
God of the sparrowJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)17
Greet now the swiftly changing yearJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)18
Holy Spirit, Gift of GodJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)2
Holy Spirit, hear us, On this sacred dayJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Alterer)1
How Lovely and How PleasantJaroslav Vajda 1919- (Translator)4
How shall we thank you, Christ, our LordJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)2
If thou but suffer God to guide theeJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919- (Translator (vs. 2))4
In hopelessness and near despairJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)2
Jesus, take us to the mountainJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)4
Let Our Gladness Banish SadnessJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)4
Lord, as you taught us once to prayJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)3
Make songs of joy to Christ, our headJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)4
Now the silence, now the peaceJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)23
O God, Father in heaven, have mercy upon usJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Translator)5
Peace came to earth at last that chosen nightJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)7
Rock-a-bye, my dear little boyJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)2
[See Mary Setting Out at Dawn]Jaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
See this wonder in the makingJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)7
Simon, Simon, do you love me?Jaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
Thank the Lord, for he is good (Vajda)Jaroslav J. Vajda, 1919- (Author)2
Then the glory then the restJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)3
This child of ours, this miracleJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)3
This glorious Easter festivalJaroslav J. Vajda (Translator)2
This is a time for banners and bellsJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2
This touch of loveJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)3
Up through endless ranks of angelsJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)8
When You woke that Thursday morningJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)3
Where is that Way we near despaired of findingJaroslav J. Vajda, b. 1919 (Author)2
Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's wordJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)8
Who Could Have Dreamt a Land like ThisJaroslav J. Vajda, 1919-2008 (Author)2
You're my good shepherd, I'm your sheepJaroslav J. Vajda (Author)2

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