March 27, 1853, Al­bi­on, Mi­chi­gan.

De­cem­ber 7, 1901, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, of ty­phoid fe­ver.

Spring Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio.


At age 17, Knapp be­gan stu­dies at a Me­tho­dist college in Al­bi­on, Mi­chi­gan. He worked on the family farm in the summer, studying Greek and La­tin at night, and attending classes in Al­bi­on in the winter.

In 1877, the Methodist Mi­chi­gan Conference assigned him a circuit. He went on to a career in ministry, founding the magazine God’s Re­vi­val­ist in 1888; the International Holiness Union and Prayer League in 1897; and God’s Bible School (later known as God’s Bible School and College) in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio, in 1900. His works in­clude:

  1. Bound for Heaven
  2. Coming Home
  3. Cry of a Lost Soul
  4. Cry of the Heathen, The
  5. Dedication
  6. Freedom
  7. From Cal­i­for­nia’s Vineyards
  8. From China’s Dark Dominions
  9. God Is Able
  10. God’s Cable
  11. Heal Me Now
  12. Herald the Gospel
  13. I Have No Regrets
  14. I Look for His Appearing
  15. I Will Say Yes to My Savior
  16. Jesus Commands
  17. Jesus Knocking
  18. Jesus, Our Physician
  19. Jesus Saves
  20. Judgment Day, The
  21. Knowing
  22. Midnight Cry, The
  23. My Power House
  24. My Savior, ’Tis of Thee
  25. O Trust His Grace
  26. Oh, a Friend in Need
  27. Opened Foun­tain, The
  28. Prayer for the Spirit
  29. Promise of the Father
  30. Quickly Coming
  31. Redeemed by the Blood
  32. Reunion Song
  33. Something New
  34. Song of Joy and Victory
  35. Spirit Received, The
  36. Steps into the Foun­tain
  37. Sweet Rest
  38. Sweet Rest in Canaan
  39. Tarry
  40. Tell Them
  41. Trusting Jesus