Lyons, James Gilborne, LL.D.,was born in Ireland, circa 1800, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He emigrated to America, and had for some time a school at Radnor, Pennsylvania. He died Jan. 2, 1868. In 1848 he published Christian Songs (Philadelphia). He is known through his hymn "If thou dost truly seek to live" (Youthful Piety), in the American Baptist Praise Book, 1871.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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