Lift High the Cross

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Author: G. W. Kitchin, 1827-1912

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 >

Author: M. R. Newbolt, 1874-1956

Michael R. Newbolt (b. Dymock, Gloucestershire, England, 1874; d. Bierton, Buckinghamshire, England, 1956) was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, and ordained as priest in the Church of England in 1900. He ministered at several churches during the early part of his career and then became principal of the Missionary College in Dorchester (1910-1916). From 1916 to 1927 he served St. Michael and All Angels Church in Brighton and from 1927 to 1946 was canon of Chester Cathedral. Newbolt wrote several theological works, including a commentary on the Book of Revelation. Bert Polman Go to person page >

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First Line: Led on their way by this triumphant sign
Title: Lift High the Cross
Author: G. W. Kitchin, 1827-1912
Author: M. R. Newbolt, 1874-1956 (alt.)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: By permission of Hymns Ancient & Modern, Ltd.

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