Hark, round the God of love

Hark, round the God of love

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Tune: GRASMERE (Page)
Published in 5 hymnals

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

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 cler… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hark, round the God of love
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Copyright: Public Domain

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Hark, round the God of love. H. F. Lyte. [Worship of Children acceptable to God.] Printed anonymously in W. Carus Wilson's Magazine, The Children's Friend, 1838, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was reprinted in the "Memoir" prefixed to Lyte's Remains, 1850, as a specimen of his Sunday School hymns. It is found in W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for the Church & Home, 1873, c. 45; Alton's Children's Worship, 1878, No. 29; the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, No. 543 (orig. text), and others. Although peculiar in metre and defective in rhyme, it is admirably adapted to Sunday Schools. [William T. Brooke]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Manual of Worship #74

Angelic Songs #d66

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #66

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School and Parish Hymnal #15

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Sunday School Service Book and Hymnal #75

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