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
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.
Each newborn servant of the Crucified
Bears on the brow the seal of Him Who died.
O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
As Thou hast promised, draw the world to Thee.
So shall our song of triumph ever be:
Praise to the Crucified for victory.