On this date, August 9, 1933, William H. Draper died. He is most known for the translation into English of the famous hymn “All Creatures of Our God and King.” Originally written by Francis of Assisi, the hymn is still sung around the world.

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Oh, praise Him
Alleluia
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
Oh, praise Him
Oh, praise Him
Alleluia
Alleluia
Alleluia

Death of William Draper

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