Henry Francis Lyte

1 June 1793–20 November 1847


Henry Francis Lyte, in The Strand Magazine, vol. 9 (May 1895), p. 582.

Featured Hymns:

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide

Collections of Hymns & Poems:

Tales in Verse Illustrative of the Several Petitions of the Lord's Prayer

1st ed. (1826): PDF
2nd ed. (1829): PDF

Poems Chiefly Religious

1st ed. (1833): PDF
2nd ed. (1845): PDF

Spirit of the Psalms

1st ed. (1834): WorldCat
2nd ed. (1834): WorldCat
3rd ed. (1834): WorldCat
4th ed. (1836): PDF
5th ed. (1841): WorldCat
4th ed.? (1858) ed. J.R. Hogg?: WorldCat
2nd ed. (1860) ed. J.R. Hogg: WorldCat
3rd ed. (1864) ed. J.R. Hogg: WorldCat

Remains (1850): PDF

Miscellaneous Poems (1868): PDF

Life and Works:

Anna Maria Maxwell Hogg, Remains of the Late Rev. Henry Francis Lyte (London: Francis & John Rivington, 1850): PDF

Edwin Hatfield, “Henry Francis Lyte,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 391-395: HathiTrust

John Julian, “Henry Francis Lyte,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 706-707: Google Books

The Poetical Works of Rev. H.F. Lyte, M.A. (London: Elliot Stock, 1907): PDF

“Abide with me,” The Musical Times, 1 Feb. 1908 (vol. 49), p. 99: PDF

John Appleyard, Henry Francis Lyte, M.A.: A Short Biography (London: Epworth Press, 1939): WorldCat

B.G. Skinner, Henry Francis Lyte: Brixham’s Poet and Priest (Exeter: University of Exeter, 1974): WorldCat

J.R.Watson, “Henry Francis Lyte: Bicentenary Reflections,” Bulletin of the Hymn Society, vol. 198 (January 1994), pp. 2-11.

Alex J. Webster, Heaven Will Bring Me Sweeter Rest: Selected Works of Henry Francis Lyte (Shazbaar Press, 2018): Amazon

Related Links:

Henry Francis Lyte, Hymnary.org:

Henry Francis Lyte, Indelible Grace Hymn Book:

Leon Litvack, “Henry Francis Lyte,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

Leon Litvack, “Henry Frances Lyte,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: