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Crossing the Bar Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Crossing the Bar" hymn were written by its English author Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The author of the hymn, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was born on August 6, 1809 and died on October 6, 1892. The invigorating music that accompanies the "Crossing the Bar" song of praise was composed by Joseph Barnby.  The composer of the music to the "Crossing the Bar" hymn, Joseph Barnby, was born on August 12, 1838 and died on January 28, 1896. We have placed "Crossing the Bar" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the glorifying lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.

Crossing the Bar Hymn
Title: Crossing the Bar *** Name of Composer: Joseph Barnby *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Alfred, Lord Tennyson *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "Crossing the Bar" lyrics, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809-October 6, 1892), was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a the great poet Tennyson who was well known for writing short lyrics, such as the popular poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and "Crossing the Bar" .

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Crossing the Bar", Joseph Barnby (August 12, 1838-January 28, 1896), was born in York, England and became famous as a musical composer, Church organist and conductor.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Crossing the Bar
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809 to October 6, 1892)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Joseph Barnby (August 12, 1838 to January 28, 1896)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me"
First Publication Date: 1889


Crossing the Bar Lyrics

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam.
When that which drew from the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

For, though from out our bourne of time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

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