John Byrom

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John Byrom or John Byrom of Kersal or John Byrom of Manchester FRS was an English poet and inventor of a revolutionary system of shorthand. He is also remembered as the writer of the lyrics of Anglican hymn Christians Awake, salute the happy morn.

Early Life

John Byrom was descended from an old genteel Lancashire family. A Ralph Byrom ...
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Two honest tradesmen meeting in the Strand,
One took the other briskly by the hand;
'Hark ye,' said he, ''tis an odd story this
Hymn For Christmas Day
Christians awake, salute the happy morn,
Whereon the saviour of the world was born;
Rise, to adore the mystery of love,
My Spirit Longs For Thee
My spirit longs for thee
Within my troubled breast
Though I unworthy be
Of so divine a guest:
On Church Communion - Part Iii.
A Local union, on the other hand,
Though crowded numbers should together stand,
Joining in one same Form of pray'r and praise,
Epigram Vii.
What is more tender than a mother's love
To the sweet infant fondling in her arms?
What need of arguments her heart to move


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