Born: 1883, Rochester, New York.
Died: 1933, Passaic, New Jersey.
Buried: Restlawn Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Kuipers emigrated from Friesland, Holland, to America, in the late 1880s, graduated from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was ordained in the Christian Reformed Church. He served at the Second Christian Reformed Church of Fremont, Michigan (1914-19); Christian Reformed churches in Oakland, Michigan (1919-23); Dennis Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1923-27); and Summer Street, Passaic, New Jersey (1927-33). He wrote a number of poems, hymns, and psalm versifications.
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GENEVAN 116 was first published in the 1562 edition of the Genevan Psalter, in which it was also the setting for Psalm 74. Seymour Swets (b. South Holland, IL, 1900; d. Grand Rapids, MI, 1982) harmonized the tune in 1954. This Mixolydian tune is one of the simplest, finest, and most loved of the Gen…
Display Title: I Love the Lord, the Fount of Life and GraceFirst Line: I love the Lord, the fount of life and graceTune Title: GENEVAN 116Author: William KuipersMeter: 10.11.11.10.Scripture: Psalm 116Date: 2018Source: Psalter Hymnal, 1959