The Desert Shall Rejoice

It shall blossom abundantly

Author: Gracia Grindal (1983)
Tune: STERLING
Published in 2 hymnals

Author: Gracia Grindal

Gracia Grindal was born in Powers Lake, North Dakota on May 4, 1943. She spent her childhood years in Tioga and Rugby, North Dakota. At the age of twelve, her family moved to Salem, Oregon where she graduated high school. She earned the B.A. degree from Augsburg College in 1965, the M.A. degree from Luther Seminary in 1983, and the M.F.A. degree from the University of Arkansas in 1969. Gracia Grindal became a member of the Luther Seminary faculty as associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry, communications, in 1984. She was named Professor of Rhetoric in 1992. Grindal came to the seminary from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, where she was a member of the English department faculty from 1968 to 1984. She has published two books of… Go to person page >

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First Line: It shall blossom abundantly
Title: The Desert Shall Rejoice
Author: Gracia Grindal (1983)
Meter: 6.6.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The desert shall rejoice
Copyright: Text © 1983 Gracia Grindal. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #18TextImage
Wonder, Love, and Praise: a supplement to the Hymnal 1982 #722Text