Born: June 1, 1793, Ednam (near Kelso), Scotland.
Died: November 20, 1847, Nice, France.
Buried: English Cemetery, Nice, France.
Orphaned at an early age, Lyte attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, distinguishing himself in English poetry. In 1815, he was ordained, and served a number of parishes in Ireland and western England. However, for most of his career, he was pastor at All Saints Church in Lower Brixham, Devonshire, England. He wrote two books of religious poetry and hymns:
Poems Chiefly Religious, 1833 & 1845
The Spirit of the Psalms, 1834
Source: The Cyber Hynmal