Cor Barendrecht

Short Name: Cor Barendrecht
Full Name: Barendrecht, Cor, 1934-1999
Birth Year: 1934
Death Year: 1999

Cor Barendrecht was born in 1934 in the Netherlands. He survived World War II, emigrated first to Canada. He moved to the US to study at Calvin College Seminary. He graduated with an AB in English from Grand Valley State College (now GVSU). Barendrecht wrote the hymn "We Lift Our Hearts to God," an unrhymed verse text, which was his first hymn, in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1975. Barendrecht wrote and served as editor for several Christian publications. He was cofounder and editor of the Christian literary magazine For the Time Being (1970-1978). He died in 1999

Dianne Shapiro, from Psalter Hymnal Handbook (1978) and Sharlene Barendrecht Te Beest (daughter)

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