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 >
Tune Title: [O'er the ocean's rolling waters]First Line: O'er the ocean's rolling watersComposer: Andrew L. ByersMeter: 18.104.22.168 D RKey: F MajorSource: Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (339); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (210); Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Hear_the_Cry)