Christian music writer Kurt Kaiser, whose six-decade career of songwriting included popular spiritual songs like “Pass It On” and “Oh How He Loves You And Me,” has passed away after a lengthy illness. He was 83 years old.
Kaiser died Monday at his home in Waco, Texas, according to an announcement published by local media outlet the Waco Tribune-Herald.
Kaiser is survived by his wife Pat, four children and their spouses, ten grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister, and three brothers.
Terry York, professor of Christian ministry and church music in Baylor University’s Truett Seminary, said on Monday that Kaiser had a powerful impact on many through his music.
“He was a remarkable combination of musical excellence that could not be challenged, and heart and an ear for what the youth of American churches wanted to say,” stated York, as quoted by the Tribune-Herald. “Kids would hear a song, have tears in their eyes and then whistle it for the rest of their lives.”
SOURCE: Christian Post