How Shall We Thank You

Author: Jan Augusta

Augusta, Johann, seems to have been born at Prag about the year 1500. He was consecrated Bishop of the Bohemian Brethren in 1532, became president of their "select council" in 1537, and died at Jung-Bunzlau, Bohemia, Jan. 13, 1572. Two of his hymns, written in Bohemian, have passed into English through the German as follows:— i. Aj jak jsou milí tvoji příbytkove. [The Christian Church.] Founded on Ps. lxxxiv. In the Bohemian Brethren's Hymn Book, 1559, f. 166, in 18 stanzas. Translated into German by J. Geletzky in the Kirchengeseng , Prag, 1566, and thence in Wackernagel, iv. p. 355, beginning “0 wie sehr lieblich sind all dein Wohnung." Translated from the German by J. Gambold as No. 269 in pt. i. of the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754… Go to person page >

Translator: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: How shall we thank you, Christ, our Lord
Title: How Shall We Thank You
Author: Jan Augusta (1541)
Translator: Jaroslav J. Vajda (1989)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: © 1991 by Jaroslav J. Vajda

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Moravian Book of Worship #333

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