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 >
Time moves on with solemn footsteps
As it nears the final shore;
Fast the sun of earth is sinking,
Soon our world shall be no more.
The sixth trumpet now is sounding
To prepare the holy bride—
Many on the golden altar,
“Purified, made white, and tried.
Tune Title: [Time moves on with solemn footsteps]First Line: Time moves on with solemn footstepsComposer: Andrew L. ByersMeter: 188.8.131.52 DKey: E MajorSource: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Near_the_End); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (398); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (389)