The leaves around me falling

The leaves around me falling

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 The leaves, around me falling,
Are preaching of decay;
The hollow winds are calling,
Come, pilgrim, come away!
The day, in night declining,
Says I must, too decline;
The year, its life resigning,--
Its lot foreshadows mine.

2 The light my path surrounding,
The loves to which I cling,
The hopes within me bounding,
The joys that round me wing,--
All melt, like stars of even
Before the morning's ray,--
Pass upward into heaven,
And chide at my delay.

3 The friends, gone there before me,
Are calling from on high;
And joyous angels o'er me
Tempt sweetly to the sky;
Why wait, they say, and wither
'Mid scenes of death and sin?
Oh, rise to glory, hither,
And find true life begin.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #984

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: The leaves around me falling
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Source: British Magazine

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A Church of England Hymn Book: adapted to the daily services of the Church throughout the year #658
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d492
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #884Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #728Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #391Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #362Page Scan
American Catholic Hymnal: an extensive collection of hymns, Latin chants, and sacred songs for church, school, and home, including Gregorian masses, vesper psalms, litanies... #312Page Scan
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #377Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #734Page Scan
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #780Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #696Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1088Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1088Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #190Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #865Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #865Page Scan
Hymns for Schools and Families #d453
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #249Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #306Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d461
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1350Page Scan
Sabbath Songs #d155
Songs for Social and Public Worship #965Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d403
Songs for the Lord's House #d436
Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d166
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #A20Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #373aPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #1350Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #1309Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1098Page Scan
The Book of Worship #375TextPage Scan
The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d88
The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #154Page Scan
The New England Sabbath School Minstrel: a collection of music and hymns adapted to sabbath schools, families, and social meetings #72Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1040Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1040Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #954Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lute: a selection of hymns and appropriate melodies, adapted to the wants of Sabbath schools, families and social meetings #218Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lyre #d148
The Sabbath School Lyre: a collection of hymns and music, original and selected, for general use in sabbath schools #54Page Scan
The Sabbath School: a complete collection of hymns and tunes for Sabbath schools, families, and social gatherings #42Page Scan
The School Psalter #d257
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #984TextPage Scan



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