We ask for donations here just twice a year. Before you hit the "close" button, would you please consider a gift to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do. Last year, Hymnary had 11.3 million users from 243 countries around the globe, people like you who love hymns! To serve our many, many users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source. You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

The Leaves Around Me Falling

The leaves around me falling

Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Tune: ZOAN
Published in 47 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The leaves, around me falling,
Are preaching of decay;
The hollow winds are calling,
Come, pilgrim, come away!
The day, in night declining,
Says I must, too decline;
The year, its life resigning,--
Its lot foreshadows mine.

2 The light my path surrounding,
The loves to which I cling,
The hopes within me bounding,
The joys that round me wing,--
All melt, like stars of even
Before the morning's ray,--
Pass upward into heaven,
And chide at my delay.

3 The friends, gone there before me,
Are calling from on high;
And joyous angels o'er me
Tempt sweetly to the sky;
Why wait, they say, and wither
'Mid scenes of death and sin?
Oh, rise to glory, hither,
And find true life begin.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #984

Author: Henry Francis Lyte

Lyte, Henry Francis, M.A., son of Captain Thomas Lyte, was born at Ednam, near Kelso, June 1, 1793, and educated at Portora (the Royal School of Enniskillen), and at Trinity College, Dublin, of which he was a Scholar, and where he graduated in 1814. During his University course he distinguished himself by gaining the English prize poem on three occasions. At one time he had intended studying Medicine; but this he abandoned for Theology, and took Holy Orders in 1815, his first curacy being in the neighbourhood of Wexford. In 1817, he removed to Marazion, in Cornwall. There, in 1818, he underwent a great spiritual change, which shaped and influenced the whole of his after life, the immediate cause being the illness and death of a brother cler… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The leaves around me falling
Title: The Leaves Around Me Falling
Author: Henry Francis Lyte
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Source: British Magazine; Poems, Chiefly Religious (London: James Nisbet, 1833)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12056
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 47 of 47)

A Church of England Hymn Book #658

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d492

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #884

Page Scan

A Collection of Hymns #391

Page Scan

A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #362

Page Scan

American Catholic Hymnal #312

Page Scan

Baptist Chorals #377

Page Scan

Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #734

Page Scan

Church Melodies #780

Page Scan

Hymn Book for Christian Worship #696

Page Scan

Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a696

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1088

Page Scan

Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1088

Page Scan

Hymns and Songs for Catholic Children #190

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #865

Page Scan

Hymns for Christian Devotion #865

Hymns for Schools and Families #d453

Page Scan

Hymns for Schools #306

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d461

Page Scan

Plymouth Collection #a1350

Sabbath Songs for Children's Worship #d155

Page Scan

Songs for Social and Public Worship #965

Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d403

Songs for the Lord's House #d436

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d166

Page Scan

The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #A20

Page Scan

The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #373a

Page Scan

The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1350

Page Scan

The Baptist Praise Book #1309

Page Scan

The Baptist Psalmody #1098

TextPage Scan

The Book of Worship #375

The Complete Sodality Manual and Hymn Book #d88

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #12056

Page Scan

The Mother's Hymn Book. (Third stereotyped ed. Rev. and enl.) #154

Page Scan

The New England Sabbath School Minstrel #72

Page Scan

The Psalmist #1040

Page Scan

The Psalmist #1040

Page Scan

The Psalmody #954

Page Scan

The Sabbath School Lute #218

The Sabbath School Lyre #d148

Page Scan

The Sabbath School Lyre #54

Page Scan

The Sabbath School #42

The School Psalter #d257

TextPage Scan

The Voice of Praise #984

Exclude 46 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.