A Woman and a Coin – The Coin Is Lost

A woman and a coin — the coin is lost!

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Published in 4 hymnals

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Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda

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 S… Go to person page >

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First Line: A woman and a coin — the coin is lost!
Title: A Woman and a Coin – The Coin Is Lost
Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Language: English
Copyright: © 1990 Jaroslav J. Vajda


This hymn, and the tune NYGREN, was commissioned by the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign, IL upon the retirement of their longtime pastor, Malcolm E Nygren. This was his first church following ordination, where he served first as associate pastor, then as senior pastor, for 39 years until his retirement.

Melinda Pierce (daughter)



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Chalice Hymnal #74

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Glory to God #173

Hymns of Truth & Light #77

Voices United #360

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