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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One of the best-known tunes from the Genevan Psalter, GENEVAN 89 was first published in the 1562 edition. Jacobus J.K. Kloppers (PHH 87) harmonized the tune for the Psalter Hymnal in 1985. The first line is repeated in the second, and all the lines have a similar rhythmic pattern, including the last…
Display Title: My Mouth Shall Sing for AyeFirst Line: My mouth shall sing for aye thy tender mercies, LordTune Title: DU SEIGNEUR LES BONTES (Geneva 89)Author: William Kuipers, 1884-1933Meter: 12 12 13 13 13 13Scripture: Psalm 89Date: 1966
Display Title: My Mouth Shall Sing for AyeFirst Line: My mouth shall sing for aye Thy tender mercies, LordTune Title: SOVEREIGN GRACEAuthor: William KuipersMeter: 12 12 13 13 13 13Scripture: Psalm 89Date: 1976Subject: Brevity And Frailty Of Life | ; Longing, Spiritual | ; Warning | ; Glory And Majesty Of God | ; Sovereignty, God's | ; Fortress And Retreat, God Our | ; Grace Of God, Of Christ | ; Anointing Of Christ | ; Faithfulness, God's |