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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


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)



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #156Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #156Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #153Page Scan
Immanuel Hymnal #d348
In Excelsis for School and Chapel #53Page Scan
In Excelsis for School and Chapel. l7th ed. #d177
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #148Page Scan
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #206Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d251
The Choral Hymnal #d157
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #128Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #99Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d440
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #52Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d655