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