Lift High the Cross

Composer (refrain): G. W. Kitchin

A scholar and Anglican clergyman, George W. Kitchin (b. Naughton, Suffolk, England, 1827; d. Durham, England, 1912) spent most of his life in academic institu­tions. Educated at Christ Church, Oxford, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1852. He served initially as a headmaster in Twyford, Hampshire, and then as a tutor at Oxford (1863-1883). Later he served as Dean of Winchester Cathedral from 1883 to 1894 and of Durham Cathedral from 1894 to 1912; Kitchin was also chancellor of Durham University the last few years of his life. His publications include A Life of Pope Pius II (1881), a three ­volume work entitled A History of France (1877), and archeological writings. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Composer (st. 1-5): Shirley Erena Murray

Shirley Erena Murray (b. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come, Christian people, sing your praises, shout!
Title: Lift High the Cross
Composer (refrain): G. W. Kitchin
Composer (st. 1-5): Shirley Erena Murray (alt.)
Meter: 10.10 with refrain
Refrain First Line: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Publication Date: 1998
Copyright: Ref. © Hope Publishing Co.; Stanza 1-5 © Shirley Erena Murray

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Common Praise (1998) #602

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