Henry Francis Lyte

(1 June 1793 - 20 November 1847 / Scotland)

Quotations

  • ''Abide with me: fast falls the eventide;
    The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide:''
    Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), Scottish poet. Abide with Me (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.
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  • ''I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless;
    Ills have no weights, and tears no bitterness;''
    Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847), Scottish poet. Abide with Me (l. 25-26). . . New Oxford Book of Christian Verse, The. Donald Davie, ed. (1981) Oxford University Press.

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Declining Days

Why do I sigh to find
Life's evening shadows gathering round my way?
The keen eye dimming, and the buoyant mind
Unhinging day by day?

Is it the natural dread
Of that stern lot, which all who live must see?
The worm, the clay, the dark and narrow bed, --
Have these such awe for me?

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