Henry Francic Lyte (1793 - 1847)
Henry Francis Lyte (June 1, 1793 - November 20, 1847) was an Anglican divine and hymn-writer. He was born to Thomas and Anna Lyte on a farm at Ednam, near Kelso, Scotland. Thomas Lyte deserted the family shortly after making arrangements for his two oldest sons to attend Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. Anna moved to London, where both she and her youngest son soon died.
The headmaster at Portora, Dr. 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, and he never ... (Read all)