Abby Hyde

Short Name: Abby Hyde
Full Name: Hyde, Abby Bradley, 1799-1872
Birth Year: 1799
Death Year: 1872

Hyde, Abby Bradley, was born at Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Sept. 28, 1799, and married to the Rev. Lavius Hyde, of Salisbury, Mass., Sept. 28, 1818. She died at Andover, April 7, 1872. Her first poem, an Address to Mr. Wolfe, the Jewish missionary, appeared in a New Haven paper in 1822 or 1823, and from it Dr. L. Bacon (q.v.) took two hymns for his Hymns & Sacred Songs for the Monthly Concert, Andover, 1823. Those hymns have merit, but are not now in common use. Asahel Nettleton included 9 pieces by her in his Village Hymns, 1824, and 34 more were given in the revised and enlarged edition of the same, 1851. An additional hymn appeared in Nason's Congregational Hymn Book, 1857.

Of those hymns the following are still in common use:—
1. Ah, what can I a sinner do! Lent. From Nettleton's Village Hymns, 1824, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, into a few collections.
2. And canst thou, sinner, slight! Grieve not the Spirit. From Nettleton's Village Hymns, 1824, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, into a great number of American collections, and a few in Great Britain.
3. Behold the glorious dawning bright. Second Advent. From Nettleton's Village Hymns, 1824, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. Limited in use.
4. Dear Saviour, if these lambs should stray. Prayer on behalf of children. In Nettleton's Village Hymns, 1824, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. A touching hymn, and widely used.
5. Say, sinner, hath a voice within! Exhortation to Repentance. In a letter to Mr. Nason, dated July 10, 1857, Mrs. Hyde says that this hymn "was written down from my lips by a young sister, when I was not able to hold up my head from the pillow." It appeared in Nettleton's Village Hymns, 1824, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and is in extensive use.
All Mrs. Hyde's pieces in the Village Hymns are signed "Hyde." [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology


Texts by Abby Hyde (51)sort descendingAsInstances
Across the weary desertAbby Hyde (Author)2
Ah what can I a sinner doHyde (Author)22
And canst thou, sinner, slightAbby Hyde (Author)101
Ark of rest, I come to theeAbby Hyde (Author)2
As opening flowers, whose petals brightAbby Hyde (Author)2
Be with us, heavenly DoveAbby Hyde (Author)2
Before we part again this happy timeAbby Hyde (Author)5
Behold the glorious dawning brightHyde (Author)6
Call by the mighty, saving wordAbby Hyde (Author)2
Come to the Shepherd's fold todayAbby Hyde (Author)2
Come to the waters, comeAbby Hyde (Author)2
Come to thy house, O LordAbby Hyde (Author)2
Constrain me by thy loveHyde (Author)2
Dear Savior, if these lambs should strayHyde (Author)80
Father, thy grace alliesAbby Hyde (Author)2
Fear not; unto our troubled heartsAbby Hyde (Author)2
Giver and Source of joy and lightAbby Hyde (Author)2
Happy children gathered hereAbby Hyde (Author)3
Hear, O my God, a captive's sighAbby Hyde (Author)2
Help me with thankful heart, O GodAbby Hyde (Author)2
Isr'l, thy mournful night is pastAbby Hyde (Author)3
Joyful, my God, I meet this dayAbby Hyde (Author)2
Lord, accept our worship nowAbby Hyde (Author)2
Lord, own this house thy dwelling placeAbby Hyde (Author)2
Lord, we come to weep and prayAbby Hyde (Author)2
Mid the wild uproar of the stormy deepAbby Hyde (Author)2
O thou, around whose throne on highAbby Hyde (Author)2
Our heavenly Father, we resignAbby Hyde (Author)2
Our Savior, Jesus, be with theseAbby Hyde (Author)2
Redeemer, Lord, and Prince of PeaceAbby Hyde (Author)2
Savior, I feel this heart is vileAbby Hyde (Author)2
Savior, I love Thy nameAbby Hyde (Author)2
Savior, it was Thy gracious wordAbby Hyde (Author)2
Savior, may we come to TheeAbby Hyde (Author)2
Say, sinner, hath a voice withinHyde (Author)157
Send forth, O God, the healing tideAbby Hyde (Author)2
Shepherd, who leadest with tender careHyde (Author)8
Starlight soft, gently fallAbby Hyde (Author)2
Tell what the Lord for thee has doneAbby Hyde (Author)2
The Lord will not forget the graceHyde (Author)10
The trump of Isr'l's jubileeAbby Hyde (Author)10
Thou who at Lazarus' grave didst weepAbby Hyde (Author)2
Thou who didst once our sickness takeAbby Hyde (Author)2
Though earthly friends estranged may growHyde (Author)4
Thy name, O God is on the skiesAbby Hyde (Author)3
To thine own JerusalemAbby Hyde (Author)2
Together at thy throne of graceAbby Hyde (Author)2
Turn to thy rest, my soulAbby Hyde (Author)2
We come with voice of songAbby Hyde (Author)2
We praise our God, whose gracious handAbby Hyde (Author)2
Ye who in former daysAbby Hyde (Author)14
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