God of the Sparrow

Author: Jaroslav J. Vajda

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, Ind. 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. Vajda received musical training in childhood and began translating classical Slovak poetry at age eighteen. Vajda did not write his first hymn until age 49. From that time until his death in 2008 at age 89, he wrote over 200 original and translated hymns that appear worldwide in more than 65 hymnals. He also published two collections of hymn tex… Go to person page >

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Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #22TextImageAudio
Worship and Rejoice #29TextImage
The New Century Hymnal #32Image
Hymns for a Pilgrim People #32
Hymnal Supplement II #38
A New Hymnal for Colleges and School #57
찬송과 예배 Come, Let Us Worship: The Korean-English Presbyterian Hymnal and Service Book #59
Chalice Hymnal #70Text
Hymns of Truth & Light #98
The United Methodist Hymnal #122TextImage
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #229Text
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #272TextImage
Common Praise #414Text
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #740Image