Frank I. Kooyman

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Frank Iemke Kooyman contributed to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in various ways. He was a hymnwriter and four of his compositions are included in Hymns of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: “In Memory of the Crucified” (190), “How Beautiful Thy Temples Lord” (288), “Thy Spirit, Lord, Has Stirred Our Souls” (157), “Thy Will, O Lord, Be Done” (188).

He served as a missionary to the Netherlands from 1902 to 1905 and later presided over the Netherlands for four years. While serving as president, he translated more than fifty hymns into Dutch and published a Dutch hymnal. He later assisted in the translations of the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price into Dutch. He also translated the temple ordinances into Dutch.

Kooyman worked in the Church Historian office and served on the committee that compiled the 1948 English hymnal.

Kooyman was born on November 12, 1880, in Terschelling, West Frisian Islands, Netherlands. He passed away on September 13, 1963. He was baptized on April 29, 1899, by Alonzo A. Hinckley.