Hymn #32: God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale
Carl Flentge Schalk (b. 1929) collaborated with Jaroslav Vajda on many hymns, including this one. It is named ROEDER for his wife’s father, Paul J. Roeder, who was a minister of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod.
Carl Schalk was born September 26, 1929, in Des Plaines, Illinois. He was a teacher and church musician in the Lutheran Church, serving in Wausau, Wisconsin, before becoming music director of “The International Lutheran Hour” and professor at Concordia Teachers College, Missouri.