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Lift High the Cross Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the treasured hymn begin with "Refrain  Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, Till all the world adore His sacred Name" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Lift High the Cross" hymn were written by its English author George William Kitchin. The author of the hymn, George William Kitchin, was born on December 7, 1827 and died on October 13, 1912. The tender music that accompanies the "Lift High the Cross" song of praise was composed by Sydney Hugo Nicholson.  The composer of the music to the "Lift High the Cross" hymn, Sydney Hugo Nicholson, was born on February 9, 1875 and died on May 30, 1947. We have placed "Lift High the Cross" in the category of Favorite Songs. Enjoy the motivational lyrics of this popular Christian song and time-honored church hymn.

Lift High the Cross Hymn
Title: Lift High the Cross *** Name of Composer: Sydney Hugo Nicholson *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: George William Kitchin *** Hymns Category: Favorite Songs

 

 

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the reverent words of the "Lift High the Cross" lyrics, George William Kitchin (December 7, 1827-October 13, 1912), was born in Naughton, Suffolk, England and achieved fame as a Dean of Winchester and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Lift High the Cross", Sydney Hugo Nicholson (February 9, 1875-May 30, 1947), was born in London, England and became famous as a composer, musician and the founder of the School of English Church Music. Sydney Hugo Nicholson was knighted in 1938 .

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Lift High the Cross
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): George William Kitchin (December 7, 1827 to October 13, 1912)
Nationality of Author: English

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

Name of Composer of Music: Sydney Hugo Nicholson (February 9, 1875 to May 30, 1947)
Hymn Category: Favorite Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Refrain  Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim, Till all the world adore His sacred Name"
First Publication Date: 1916

 

Lift High the Cross Lyrics

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Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim,
Till all the world adore His sacred Name.

Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
The hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

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Each newborn servant of the Crucified
Bears on the brow the seal of Him Who died.

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O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
As Thou hast promised, draw the world to Thee.

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So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory.

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