Grindal, Gracia M.

Gracia M. Grindal is Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, and has served on several hymnal committees. She is the author of “Preaching from Home: The Stories of Seven Lutheran Women Hymn Writers.”

With God and His Friendship (Spring/Summer 2016)

When I was appointed to the hymn text committee that compiled the “Lutheran Book of Worship” (1978) I asked my pastor father, who grew up speaking Norwegian and who learned to love the hymnody of the Scandinavian tradition, which hymns should I push for inclusion.