Henry Francis Lyte

Henry Francis Lyte
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Short Name: Henry Francis Lyte
Full Name: Lyte, Henry Francis, 1793-1847
Birth Year: 1793
Death Year: 1847

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother clergyman. Lyte says of him:—

"He died happy under the belief that though he had deeply erred, there was One whose death and sufferings would atone for his delinquencies, and be accepted for all that he had incurred;"

and concerning himself he adds:—

"I was greatly affected by the whole matter, and brought to look at life and its issue with a different eye than before; and I began to study my Bible, and preach in another manner than I had previously done."

From Marazion he removed, in 1819, to Lymington, where he composed his Tales on the Lord's Prayer in verse (pub. in 1826); and in 1823 he was appointed Perpetual Curate of Lower Brixham, Devon. That appointment he held until his death, on Nov. 20, 1847. His Poems of Henry Vaughan, with a Memoir, were published in 1846.

His own Poetical works were:—
(1) Poems chiefly Religious 1833; 2nd ed. enlarged, 1845. (2) The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, written in the first instance for use in his own Church at Lower Brixham, and enlarged in 1836; (3) Miscellaneous Poems (posthumously) in 1868. This last is a reprint of the 1845 ed. of his Poems, with "Abide with me" added. (4) Remains, 1850.
Lyte's Poems have been somewhat freely drawn upon by hymnal compilers; but by far the larger portion of his hymns found in modern collections are from his Spirit of the Psalms. In America his hymns are very popular. In many instances, however, through mistaking Miss Auber's (q. v.) Spirit of the Psalms, 1829, for his, he is credited with more than is his due. The Andover Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, is specially at fault in this respect. The best known and most widely used of his compositions are "Abide with me, fast falls the eventide;” “Far from my heavenly home;" "God of mercy, God of grace;" "Pleasant are Thy courts above;" "Praise, my soul, the King of heaven;" and "There is a safe and secret place." These and several others are annotated under their respective first lines: the rest in common use are:—
i. From his Poems chiefly Religious, 1833 and 1845.
1. Above me hangs the silent sky. For Use at Sea.
2. Again, 0 Lord, I ope mine eyes. Morning.
3. Hail to another Year. New Year.
4. How good, how faithful, Lord, art Thou. Divine care of Men.
5. In tears and trials we must sow (1845). Sorrow followed by Joy.
6. My [our] rest is in heaven, my [our] rest is not here. Heaven our Home.
7. 0 Lord, how infinite Thy love. The Love of God in Christ.
8. Omniscient God, Thine eye divine. The Holy Ghost Omniscient.
9. The leaves around me falling. Autumn.
10. The Lord hath builded for Himself. The Universe the Temple of God.
11. Vain were all our toil and labour. Success is of God.
12. When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend. Lent.
13. When earthly joys glide swift away. Ps. cii.
14. Wilt Thou return to me, O Lord. Lent.
15. With joy we hail the sacred day. Sunday.

ii. From his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834.
16. Be merciful to us, O God. Ps. lvii.
17. Blest is the man who knows the Lord. Ps. cxii.
18. Blest is the man whose spirit shares. Ps. xli.
19. From depths of woe to God I cry. Ps. cxxxx.
20. Gently, gently lay Thy rod. Ps. vi.
21. Glorious Shepherd of the sheep. Ps. xxiii.
22. Glory and praise to Jehovah on high. Ps. xxix.
23. God in His Church is known. Ps. lxxvi.
24. God is our Refuge, tried and proved. Ps. xlvi.
25. Great Source of my being. Ps. lxxiii.
26. Hear, O Lord, our supplication. Ps. lxiv.
27. How blest the man who fears the Lord. Ps.cxxviii.
28. Humble, Lord, my haughty spirit. Ps. cxxxi.
29. In this wide, weary world of care. Ps. cxxxii.
30. In vain the powers of darkness try. Ps.lii.
31. Jehovah speaks, let man be awed. Ps. xlix.
32. Judge me, O Lord, and try my heart. Ps. xxvi.
33. Judge me, O Lord, to Thee I fly. Ps. xliii.
34. Lord, I have sinned, but O forgive. Ps. xli.
35. Lord, my God, in Thee I trust. Ps. vii.
36. Lord of the realms above, Our Prophet, &c. Ps.xlv.
37. Lone amidst the dead and dying. Ps. lxii.
38. Lord God of my salvation. Ps. lxxxviii.
39. Lord, I look to Thee for all. Ps. xxxi.
40. Lord, I would stand with thoughtful eye. Ps. lxix.
41. Lord, my God, in Thee I trust. Ps. vii.
42. My God, my King, Thy praise I sing. Ps. cviii.
43. My God, what monuments I see. Ps. xxxvi.
44. My spirit on [to] Thy care. Ps. xxxi.
45. My trust is in the Lord. Ps. xi.
46. Not unto us, Almighty Lord [God]. Ps. cxv.
47. O God of glory, God of grace. Ps. xc.
48. O God of love, how blest are they. Ps. xxxvii.
49. O God of love, my God Thou art. Ps. lxiii.
50. O God of truth and grace. Ps. xviii.
51. O had I, my Saviour, the wings of a dove. Ps. lv.
52. O how blest the congregation. Ps. lxxxix.
53. O how safe and [how] happy he. Ps. xci.
54. O plead my cause, my Saviour plead. Ps. xxxv.
55. O praise the Lord, 'tis sweet to raise. Ps. cxlvii.
56. O praise the Lord; ye nations, pour. Ps. cxvii.
57. O praise ye the Lord With heart, &c. Ps. cxlix.
58. O that the Lord's salvation. Ps. xiv.
59. O Thou Whom thoughtless men condemn. Ps. xxxvi.
60. Of every earthly stay bereft. Ps. lxxiv.
61. Our hearts shall praise Thee, God of love. Ps. cxxxviii.
62. Pilgrims here on earth and strangers. Ps. xvi.
63. Praise for Thee, Lord, in Zion waits. Ps. lxv.
64. Praise to God on high be given. Ps. cxxxiv.
65. Praise ye the Lord, His servants, raise. Ps. cxiii.
66. Redeem'd from guilt, redeem'd from fears. Ps. cxvi.
67. Save me by Thy glorious name. Ps. liv.
68. Shout, ye people, clap your hands. Ps. xlvii.
69. Sing to the Lord our might. Ps. lxxxi.
70. Strangers and pilgrims here below. Ps. cix.
71. Sweet is the solemn voice that calls. Ps. cxxii.
72. The Church of God below. Ps. lxxxvii.
73. The Lord is King, let earth be glad. Ps. xcvii.
74. The Lord is on His throne. Ps. xciii.
75. The Lord is our Refuge, the Lord is our Guide. Ps. xlvii.
76. The mercies of my God and King. Ps. lxxxix.
77. The Lord Who died on earth for men. Ps. xxi.
78. Tis a pleasant thing to fee. Ps. cxxxiii.
79. Thy promise, Lord, is perfect peace. Ps. iii.
80. Unto Thee I lift mine [my] eyes. Ps. cxxiii.
81. Whom shall [should] we love like Thee? Ps. xviii.
Lyte's versions of the Psalms are criticised where their sadness, tenderness and beauty are set forth. His hymns in the Poems are characterized by the same features, and rarely swell out into joy and gladness.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Lyte, Henry Francis, p. 706, i. Additional versions of Psalms are in common use:--
1. Lord, a thousand foes surround us. Psalms lix.
2. Praise, Lord, for Thee in Zion waits. Psalms lxv.
3. The Christian like his Lord of old. Psalms cxl.
4. The Lord of all my Shepherd is. Psalms xxiii.
5. The Lord of heaven to earth is come. Psalms xcviii.
6. Thy mercy, Lord, the sinner's hope. Psalms xxxvi.
7. To Thee, O Lord, in deep distress. Psalms cxlii. Sometimes given as "To God I turned in wild distress."
8. Uphold me, Lord, too prone to stray. Psalms i.
9. When Jesus to our [my] rescue came. Psalms cxxvi. These versions appeared in the 1st edition of Lyte's Spirit of the Psalms, 1834. It must be noted that the texts of the 1834, the 1836, and the 3rd ed., 1858, vary considerably, but Lyte was not responsible for the alterations and omissions in the last, which was edited by another hand for use at St. Mark's, Torquay.
Lyte's version of Psalms xxix., "Glory and praise to Jehovah on high" (p. 706, ii., 22), first appeared in his Poems, 1st ed., 1833, p. 25. Read also No. 39 as "Lord, I look for all to Thee."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Henry Francis Lyte (1 June 1793 – 20 November 1847) was an Anglican divine, hymn-writer and poet.

Texts by Henry Francis Lyte (192)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
إن تركي كل ماليHenry F. Lyte (Author)Arabic1
قابلا حمل صليبيHenry F. Lyte (Author)Arabic1
سبحي رب الأعاليHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Arabic1
تحت جناحي القديرHenry F. Lyte (Author)Arabic1
夕陽西沉, 求主與我同居 (Xīyáng xī chén, qiú zhǔ yǔ wǒ tóngjū)Henry F. Lyte (Author)Chinese3
يا سيدي قد زايلت شمسيHenry F. Lyte (Author)Arabic1
耶穌,我今撇下所有 (Yēsū, wǒ jīn piē xià suǒyǒu)Henry F. Lyte (Author)Chinese2
A Jesus, o Rei da glória, santos hinos entoai.Henry Francis Lyte (Author)Portuguese2
Abide with me: fast falls the eventideHenry F. Lyte (Author)English1375
Abide with me, the Kosmon dawn is hereHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Abiding, O so wondrous sweet!H.F. Lyte (Author)1
Above me hangs the silent skyHenry Francis Lyte (Author)English2
Ach bleib' bei mir, weil's Abend worden istHenry F. Lyte (Author)German6
Again, O Lord, I ope my eyesHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Agtaengca caniacHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Tagalog2
Alabad al Rey del cieloHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Spanish2
Alles will ich, Herr, verlassenHenry F. Lyte (Author)German5
Arise, ye people, and adoreH. F. Lyte (Author)English25
As bright and lasting as the sunHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
As pants the for cooling springs, So longs my soul, O King of KingsHenry F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (Alterer)English2
As pants the hart for cooling streams, When heated in the chaseRev. H. F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (Author)English42
Away, ye ceaseless doubts and fearsHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
Be merciful to us, O GodHenry F. Lyte (Author)9
Bellas tus moradas sonHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Spanish5
Bleibe bei mir, die Nacht ist vor der TürHenry F. Lyte (Author)German1
Bleibe bei uns, Herr, wenn es Abend wirdHenry F. Lyte (Author)German2
Blest is the man whose spirit sharesHenry F. Lyte (Author)8
Blest Savior, on thy careHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
Blif du hos mig, ty afton kommer visstHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Bright was the guiding star that ledLyte (Author)English1
Canta, canta, alma míaHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Spanish4
Church of God, by Christ's salvationHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Dark was my lot, and long it spurnedHenry Francis Lyte (Author)English2
Did Christ o'er sinners weep?Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) (Author)English3
E ka Makua e Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (Author)Hawaiian2
Es schreit der Hirsch nach frischem QuellHenry F. Lyte (Author)3
Far from my heavenly homeH. F. Lyte (Author)English102
Fica ao meu lado, ó Deus, em meu viver.Henry Francis Lyte (Author)Portuguese2
For long I toiledHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
For what shall I praise thee, my God and my King?Henry F. Lyte (Author)1
Forbliv hos mig; fort daler solen blidHenry F. Lyte (Author)Norwegian2
Gently, gently, lay Thy rodHenry F. Lyte (Author)33
Gently, gently, O my God, on me layHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Glorious Shepherd of the sheepHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
God in his church is knownHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
God is our refuge, tried and provedHenry F. Lyte (Author)10
God of mercy, God of grace, Show the brightness of Thy faceHenry F. Lyte (Author)English140
God of wisdom, God of graceHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Great God, we hail the sacred dayHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Great is the Lord, his praise be greatHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
Habita en mi, Señor, vive conmigoH. F. Lyte (Author)Spanish2
Hark, round the God of loveHenry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) (Author)5
Hark! the voice of Jesus crying, "Who will go and work today?"Henry F. Lyte (Author)English1
Haste, O Lord, my spirit faintsHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Hasten, Lord, the glorious timeLyte (Author)English5
Heal me Lord, my flesh is weakHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Hear, O Lord, our supplicationHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Help, Lord, the godly fail!Henry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Herr, bleib bei mir, der Abend bricht hereinHenry Francis Lyte (Author)German2
Herr, blieb' bei mir, die Sonne schon sich neightHenry F. Lyte (Author)German13
Herr, blieb' bei uns, Der Tag hat sich geneigtH. F. Lyte (Author)German3
How blest the man who fears the Lord (Lyte)Henry F. Lyte (Author)4
Humble, Lord, my haughty spiritH. F. Lyte (Author)8
I at last my cross have takenHenry F. Lyte (Arranger)2
I need thy presence every [Lord] [each] passing hourRev. Henry F. Lyte (Author)3
In tears and trials we must sowHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
In thee, O Lord, my trust I placeHenry F. Lyte (Author)3
In vain the powers of darkness tryHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Is not the way to heavenly gainHenry Francis Lyte (Author)4
Jesus, baclayec ti cruzmoHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Tagalog2
Jesus, I my cross have taken, All to leave and follow TheeHenry F. Lyte (Author)English962
Jesus, jag mitt kors vill b'raHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Jesus, mein Kreuz will ich tragenHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Judge me, O Lord, and try my heartLyte (Author)2
Kici mauŋ ye, Christ: oḣaŋkoyaHenry F. Lyte (Author)Dakota1
Know, my soul, thy full salvationHenry F. Lyte (Author)94
Know, O child, thy full salvationHenry Francis Lyte, alt. and abr. (Author)12
Let the people praise thee, LordHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
Lia wau, e Iesu KristoHenry F. Lyte (Author)Hawaiian2
Lone amidst the dead and dyingHenry F. Lyte (Author)9
Long did I toil and knew no earthly restHenry Lyte, 1793-1847 (Author)20
Lord God of my salvation, To thee, to thee I cryHenry F. Lyte (Author)13
Lord, how the troublers of my peaceHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
Lord, I have sinned, but O forgiveHenry F. Lyte, 1834 (Author)4
Lord, I look for all to theeHenry F. Lyte (Author)17
Lord of the realms above, Our ProphetHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
Lord, thy blessings shedHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
'Tis not that I did choose TheeHenry F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (Author (st. 3))English1
Lord, to our prayer attendHenry Francis Lyte (Author)1
Loud was the wind, and wild the tideHenry Francis Lyte (Author)1
Man in his primal beauty shoneHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Ó minha alma, a Deus bendizeHenry Francis Lyte (Author)Portuguese2
Momba anay, ry Jeso Tompo oH. F. Lyte (Author)Malagasy2
My faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of CalvaryHenry F. Lyte (Author)English1
My God, my King, Thy praise I'll singHenry Francis Lyte, 1703-1847 (Author)10
My God, what monuments I seeHenry F. Lyte (Author)8
My home is in heaven, my rest is not hereHenry F. Lyte (Author)English88
My Savior, how Thy soul was awedHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
My spirit on Thy careHenry F. Lyte (Author)English164
My trust is in the LordLyte (Author)2
My trust is in the Lord, What foe can injure me?H. F. Lyte (Author)9
"No God for me!" the fool exclaimsHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Nos coeurs chantent, roi de gloireHenry F. Lyte (1793-1847) (Author)French2
Not unto us almighty Lord, but to thyself the glory beHenry F. Lyte (Author)7
Now God be with us, for the night is closingRev. Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847) (Author)English1
O bliv hos mig naar livets kveld er n'rHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
O had I, my Savior, the wings of a doveRev. Henry Francis Lyte (Author)14
O hallowed Head, compelled to bowHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
O how blest the congregationHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
O how safe, how happy heHenry F. Lyte (Author)9
O learn of me, the Savior criedHenry F. Lyte (Author)12
O lift your hearts, O, tune your tonguesHenry F. Lyte (Author)3
O Lord, how good, how great art thouH. F. Lyte (Author)16
O Lord, how infinite thy loveHenry F. Lyte (Author)16
O plead my cause, my Savior, pleadHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
O praise the Lord, 'tis sweet to raiseHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
O praise ye the Lord, his greatness proclaimHenry F. Lyte (Author)13
O praise ye the Lord With heart and with voiceHenry F. Lyte (Author)4
O that day of dread and wonderHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
O that the Lord's salvationHenry F. Lyte (Author)English93
O what a conquest Jesus wonHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
O while thou dost smile upon meHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
Of earthly stayHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
O for the death of thoseLyte (Author)1
On Horeb's rock the prophet stoodHenry F. Lyte (Author)1
On thy Church, O Power DivineLyte (Author)English2
Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathedLyte (Author)English2
Pilgrims here on earth and strangersHenry Francis Lyte (Author)English2
Pleasant are Thy courts aboveH. F. Lyte (Author)English191
Praise, Lord, for thee in Zion waitsHenry F. Lyte (Author)English68
Praise, my soul, the God of heavenHenry Francis Lyte (Author)5
Praise, my soul, the King of heavenH. F. Lyte (Author)English419
Praise, O praise the King of Heaven, To His feet your tribute bringHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Praise the Lord, his glories showHenry F. Lyte (Author)English131
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore himHenry Francis Lyte (Author)English1
Praise to God on high be givenHenry Francis Lyte (Author)5
Redeemed from guilt, redeemed from fearsHenry F. Lyte (Author)16
Rejoice, the Lord is King: Your Lord and King adoreRev. H. F. Lyte (Author)English2
Reste avec moi, déjà le jour déclineHenry F. Lyte (Author)French2
Savior, lead us for we needHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Savior, like a shepherd lead usThe Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (Author)7
Señor Jesús, la luz del sol se fueL. F. Lyte (Author)Spanish10
Sing to the Lord our MightHenry Francis Lyte (Author)34
Som hjorten skriger efter vandH. F. Lyte (Author)Norwegian2
Som toerstig hjort till k'llan trarHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Sons of men, behold from farLyte (Author)English1
Soul, then know thy full salvationH. F. Lyte (Author)17
Spirit of peace, celestial doveRev. Henry F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (Author)English2
Spirit of purity and loveLyte (Author)1
Stranger and pilgrim here below, I turn for refuge, Lord, to theeHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Sweet evening hour, sweet evening hourHenry F. Lyte (Author)8
Sweet is the solemn voice that callsHenry F. Lyte (Author)English17
Sweet is the work, O LordHenry Francis Lyte (Author)6
Swift to its close ebbs out life's little dayHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
Take, my soul, thy full salvationHenry F. Lyte (Author)31
Teach me, Lord, my true conditionHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
The Christian, like his Lord of oldLyte (Author)2
The church of God belowHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
The leaves around me fallingHenry F. Lyte (Author)English18
The Lord hath builded for himselfHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
The Lord in trouble hear theeHenry F. Lyte (Author)5
The Lord is our Refuge, the Lord is our GuideHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
The Lord of all my Shepherd isHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
The Lord who died on earth for menHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
The love of God, how safely led, How surely kept, how richly fedHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
The mercies of my God and KingLyte (Author)30
The powers of earth and hell combineHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
There is a safe and secret placeH. F. Lyte (Author)English109
They who on the Lord relyLyte (Author)2
Thou, whose never failing armHenry F. Lyte (Author)6
Thy mercy, Lord, the sinner's hopeHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Thy promise, Lord, is perfect peaceHenry F. Lyte (Author)3
'Tis a pleasant thing to seeHenry F. Lyte (Author)14
’Tis He! ’Tis He! The Son of God!Henry F. Lyte (Author)English2
Tossed upon life's raging billowLyte (Author)1
Uphold me, Lord, too prone to strayHenry Francis Lyte (Author)7
Vain were all our toil and laborHenry F. Lyte (Author)13
Vainly through night's weary hoursLyte (Author)6
Vater der BarmherzigkeitHenry F. Lyte (Author)1
我心,應當來稱頌主,帶你禮物來獻上; (Wǒ xīn, yīngdāng lái chēngsòng zhǔ, dài nǐ lǐwù lái xiàn shàng;)Henry F. Lyte (Author)Chinese2
When at thy footstool, Lord, I bendHenry F. Lyte (Author)English27
When earthly joys glide swift awayHenry Francis Lyte (Author)1
When Jesus to my rescue cameHenry Francis Lyte (Author)3
Who O Lord, when life is o'er Lyte (Author)3
Whom have we, Lord, in heaven but theeLyte (Author)2
Whom should we love like theeHenry Francis Lyte (Author)2
Why bid me like a birdHenry F. Lyte (Author)2
Why do the people rageHenry F. Lyte (Author)English2
With joy we hail the sacred dayHenry Francis Lyte (Author)English9
與我同桂,夕陽西沉迅速 (Yǔ wǒ tóng guì, xīyáng xī chén xùnsù)Henry Francis Lyte (Author)Chinese2
Yamni ohiŋniyaŋ kiŋHenry F. Lyte (Author)Dakota1
Yes, he is mine, and naught of earthly thingsHenry F. Lyte (Author)2

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