O Lord, how good, how great art thou

O Lord, how good, how great art thou

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 15 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: O Lord, how good, how great art thou
Author: Henry Francis Lyte

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O Lord, how good, how great art Thou. H. F. Lyte. [Psalms viii.] This is Lyte's altered version of his paraphrase of Psalms viii., which first appeared as "How good, how faithful, Lord, art Thou", in his Poems, 1833. This altered form was given in his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, and is found in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, and other collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #156

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #156

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #153

Immanuel Hymnal #d348

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In Excelsis for School and Chapel #53

In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d177

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #148

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Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #206

The Book of Praise #d251

The Choral Hymnal #d157

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #128

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The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #99

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d440

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d655

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