Kethe, William, was a Scotch divine of the sixteenth century. The exact dates of his birth and death are unknown. He is the author of the English versions of twenty-seven Psalms found in the Anglo-Genevan Psalter, 1561. The hundredth Psalm was one of these. He lived in the days that tried men's souls, being one of that heroic number of Protestants that were driven in exile to Frankfurt and Geneva about the middle of the sixteenth century. There is no more unique, quaint, and interesting hymn in our Hymnal than the version of the one hundredth Psalm which we owe to William Kethe.
All people that on earth do dwell 16