Born: December 30, 1864, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Died: April 23, 1942, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Cross attended Phillips Andover Academy, Amherst College and the Andover Theological Seminary. He pastored in Cliftondale, Massachusetts (1892-96); Springfield, Massachusetts (1896-1901); at the Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1901-12); and Milford, Massachusetts (1916-25). His works include:
Pass on the Torch, 1929
Thunder Over Jerusalem/, 1936
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LANGRAN (also known as ST. AGNES) was composed by James Langran (b. London, England, 1835; d. London, 1909) and first published by Novello in a pamplet in 1861 as a setting for the hymn text "Abide with Me." Several other texts have also been set to the tune, which is one of Langran's best. Sing it…