1869–1952
portrait

Au­gust 26, 1869, Al­ba­ny, Il­li­nois.

No­vem­ber 9, 1952, Sac­ra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia.

Sac­ra­men­to Me­mor­i­al Lawn Ce­me­te­ry, Sa­cra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia.

Byers was the son of An­drew By­ers (1827–1899) and song writ­er Nan­cy By­ers, hus­band of Del­la Flor­ence Wick­er­sam, bro­ther of Ja­cob By­ers, and fa­ther of Lue­ll­a By­ers Hen­ry.

In 1890, he joined Dan­i­el War­ner and Bar­ney War­ren in evan­gel­is­tic work, and the next year was hired by the Gos­pel Trum­pet Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny as mu­sic ed­it­or. He left the com­pa­ny in 1922 for health rea­sons, and worked as an evan­gel­ist and pas­tor in Ida­ho & Or­e­gon be­fore tak­ing a pas­tor­ate in Sac­ra­men­to, Cal­i­for­nia, in 1934.

His works in­clude:

  1. Are You Adorn­ing the Doc­trine?
  2. Be an Ov­er­com­er
  3. Bernal Heights
  4. By Thy Bless­ed Word Obey­ing
  5. By Faith and Not by Sight
  6. Byers
  7. Church Has One Foun­da­tion, The
  8. Church’s Ju­bi­lee, The
  9. Consecration
  10. Fill Me with Thy Spir­it
  11. Forward, Ev­er For­ward
  12. He Is Just the Same To­day
  13. He Will Care for Me
  14. Hear the Cry
  15. I Know
  16. I’ll Fol­low with Re­joic­ing
  17. I’ll Not Be Af­raid
  18. I’ll Not For­get to Pray
  19. I’m Go­ing On
  20. I’m on the Win­ning Side
  21. In His Love Let Me Hide
  22. Indore
  23. Kashan
  24. Narita
  25. O Church of God
  26. On to the Goal
  27. Our Glad Thanks­giv­ing
  28. Reformation Glo­ry, The
  29. Santa Fe
  30. Spirit Ho­ly
  31. Table Moun­tain
  32. Tell What He’s Done for You
  33. Timișoara
  34. Touch of His Ten­der Hand, The
  35. We Will Work for Jes­us
  36. What a Dear Friend Is Je­sus
  37. When My King Shall Call for Me
  38. Wholehearted Ser­vice