Andrew Linnaeus Byers was born on August 26, 1869 in Albany, Illinois. Byers’ mother was song writer Nancy Byers. In 1890 he became involved with Daniel Warner & Barney Warren in evangelistic work; later joined the Gospel Trumpet publishing company as music editor for a year. He left that work because of health problems and worked as an evangelist and pastor in Idaho & Oregon before taking a pastorate in Sacramento, California, in 1934. He died on November 9, 1952 in Sacramento, California.
His works include:
Birth of a Reformation: The Life and Labors of D. S. Warner, 1922
NN, Hymnary. Go to person page >
It is only a step into Canaan,
Then why do you idly stand?
You are waiting today on its borders,
You are viewing the promised land.
This land is abounding, O brother,
With corn and with honey and wine;
Cross over today and possess it,
One step and it all shall be thine.
Tune Title: [It is only a step into Canaan]First Line: It is only a step into CanaanComposer: Andrew L. ByersMeter: 10.8.10.8 D RKey: G MajorSource: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/One_Step_into_Canaan)