Henry Francis Lyte
Henry Francis Lyte was a Scottish Anglican divine and hymn-writer.
Henry Francis Lyte was born to Thomas and Anna Maria Lyte on a farm at Ednam, near Kelso, Scotland. Thomas deserted the family shortly after making arrangements for his two oldest sons to attend Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh; and Anna moved to London, where both she and her youngest son died.
The headmaster at Portora, Dr. Robert Burrowes, recognized Henry Lyte's ability, paid the boy’s fees, and "welcomed him into his own family during the holidays." Lyte was effectively an adopted son.
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- God of Mercy, God of Grace
- Abide With Me
- A Lost Love
- Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven
- There Is a Safe and Secret Place
- Far From My Heavenly Home
- When at Thy Footstool, Lord, I Bend
- Praise the Lord, God's Glories Show
- Jesus, I My Cross Have Taken
- Pleasant Are Thy Courts Above
- Declining Days
- O That the Lord's Salvation
- Praise For Thee, Lord, in Zion Waits
- My God, my King, Thy Praise I Sing
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