Herr, bleib' bei mir

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 >

Translator: Ida Sulzberger

(no biographical information available about Ida Sulzberger.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Herr, blieb' bei mir, die Sonne schon sich neight
Title: Herr, bleib' bei mir
English Title: Abide With Me
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Translator: Ida Sulzberger
Language: German
Copyright: Public Domain



According to some sources, William H. Monk (PHH 332) wrote EVENTIDE for Lyte's text in ten minutes. As the story goes, Monk was attending a hymnal committee meeting for the 1861 edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern of which he was music editor. Realizing that this text had no tune, Monk sat down at t…

Go to tune page >



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Ausgewaehlte Psalmen und Lieder fuer kirchlichen und haeuslichen Gebrauch #d132

Deutsches Lieder- und Melodienbuch, mit einem Anhang englisher Lieder #d123

Page Scan

Evangeliums-Lieder 1 und 2 (Gospel Hymns) #140

Evangeliums-Lieder, Gospel Hymns mit deutschen Kernliedern #d64

Evangeliums-Saenger #d86

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d40

German Sunday School Songs ... for the Beachy Amish of Lancaster County, PA. #d41

Gesang und Melodienbuch #d246

Page Scan

Gesangbuch der Evangelischen Kirche #651

Page Scan

Jugendharfe #293

Sammlung neuer, geistlicher Lieder fuer Gemischten Chor #d13

Singet dem Herrn; Liederbuch fuer Jugendvereine und Sonntagschulen #d52

Page Scan

Zions-Klänge #36b

Zionslieder fuer alle christlichen Zusammenkuensste. 5 Aussl. #d55

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.