Henry Francis Lyte

(1793—1847) hymn writer

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(1793–1847), hymn writer: b. Ednam; educ. Enniskillen; curate in Taghmon 1815–16, Lymington c. 1820–4; curate and incumbent of Brixham 1824–47; commemorated in Brixham, Taghmon, and London (Westminster Abbey). ‘Abide with me’, ‘When at Thy footstool, Lord, I bend’, ‘Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven’ .

From The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain and Ireland in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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