Eia wau, e Iesu Kristo

Author: Henry F. 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: Laiana

Lorenzo Lyons also known as Makua Laiana, missionary to Hawaii. Dianne Shapiro  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lia wau, e Iesu Kristo
Title: Eia wau, e Iesu Kristo
English Title: Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
Author: Henry F. Lyte
Translator: Laiana
Language: Hawaiian
Publication Date: 1967
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1967.

Tune

BETHANY (Smart)

BETHANY, named after the village near Jerusalem, is a suitably dramatic tune for the song text. It was composed by Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-k…

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