Where Shepherds Lately Knelt

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Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Published in 9 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: Where shepherds lately knelt and kept the angel's word
Title: Where Shepherds Lately Knelt
Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Language: English
Copyright: © 1986, Concordia Publishing House



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #136

Christian Worship (1993) #54

Christian Worship #345

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Glory to God #120

Hymnal Supplement 98 #813

Lutheran Service Book #369

RitualSong #517

The Book of Praise #167

Worship Supplement 2000 #715

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