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