November 10, 1844, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

July 7, 1932, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Eyster was a graduate of Gettysburg College (1862), and Gettysburg Seminary (1865). While at seminary, he served on the United States Christian Commission in Virginia and Maryland (1864-65). He also attended Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania (DD 1877, LLD 1892) and Muhlenberg College (STD 1907). He later served as principal of Thiel Hall, Monaca, Pennsylvania; as Franklin Professor of Latin and History at the Ministerium of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College (1870-80); and president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His works include:

  1. Draw Me, O Lord, to Thee
  2. Forsake Me Not, My God
  3. Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray
  4. Nearer, My God, to Thee