Henry Francis Lyte (1 June 1793 - 20 November 1847 / Scotland)
Henry Francis Lyte was a Scottish Anglican divine and hymn-writer.
Henry Francis Lyte was born to Thomas and Anna Maria Lyte on a farm at Ednam, near Kelso, Scotland. Thomas deserted the family shortly after making arrangements for his two oldest sons to attend Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh; and Anna moved to London, where both she and her youngest son died.
The headmaster at Portora, Dr. Robert Burrowes, recognized Henry Lyte's ability, paid the boy’s fees, and "welcomed him into his own family during the holidays." Lyte was effectively an adopted son.
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- A Lost Love
- Abide With Me
- Declining Days
- Far From My Heavenly Home
- God of Mercy, God of Grace
- Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
- LONG DID I TOIL
- My God, my King, Thy Praise I Sing
- My Spirit on Thy Care
- O That the Lord's Salvation
- Pleasant Are Thy Courts Above
- Praise For Thee, Lord, in Zion Waits
- Praise the Lord, God's Glories Show
- Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
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''Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), Scottish poet. Abide with Me (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxfor...
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide:''
''I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless;Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), Scottish poet. Abide with Me (l. 25-26). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxf...
Ills have no weights, and tears no bitterness;''