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Source: Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #264

Reviser: M. R. Newbolt

Michael R. Newbolt 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. --www.hymnary.org/hymn/PsH/373 Go to person page >

Author: George William Kitchin

George Kitchin Birth: December 7, 1827, Naughton, Suffolk, England Death: October 13, 1912, Durham, England George William Kitchin wrote "Lift High the Cross" in 1887. Kitchin was born to a minister in Naughton, Suffolk, England. He attended King's College School and King's College. Later, he attended Christ Church College in Oxford, England, where he took a Double First in Classics and Mathematics in 1850. In 1854, Kitchin was an examiner in Mathematics. He married in 1863, and then served as Oxford's first Censor of non-collegiate students from 1868 to 1883. In 1883 he became Dean of Winchester, and he went on to become the Dean of Durham in 1894. Four years before his death, in 1908, he was appointed as Chancellor of D… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come, Christians, follow where our Captain trod
Title: Lift High the Cross
Author: George William Kitchin (1887)
Reviser: M. R. Newbolt
Meter: 10.10 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
Copyright: © 1974, Hope Publishing Co.

Notes

Scripture References:
st. 1 = Matt. 16:24, 1 Pet. 2:21
st. 2 = Rev. 7:3
st. 3 = Ps. 107:1-3
st. 4 = John 12:32
st. 5 = Matt. 1:21
st. 6 = Ps. 103:19, Matt. 25:31
st. 7 = 2 Cor. 2:14, Col. 2:15
ref. = John 3:14

George W. Kitchin (b. Naughton, Suffolk, England, 1827; d. Durham, England, 1912) wrote the original version of this text in 1887 for the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. The hymn was intended to be used for a festival service at Winchester Cathedral, England. Michael R. Newbolt (b. Dymock,
Gloucestershire, England, 1874; d. Bierton, Buckinghamshire, England, 1956) revised the text in twelve couplets for the 1916 Supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern where it was set to CRUCIFER. Eight of his couplets are included in the seven stanzas and refrain.

Perhaps similar to Constantine's vision of Christ's cross, this text makes clear that the cross is a symbol of Christ's love. As Stanley L. Osborne (PHH 395) states, "[The text's] images are biblical, its moods expectant, its promises courageous, and its demands costly" (If Such Holy Song, 321). "Lift High the Cross" reveals many implications of Christ's cross: Christ rallies his people behind him (st. 1-2); Christ gathers his people from throughout the world (st. 3-5); Christ gives healing to the despair of the world (st. 6); Christ's victory enjoins our praise to him (st. 7).

A scholar and Anglican clergyman, Kitchin 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). 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.

Michael R. Newbolt 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.

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Lent; Holy Week; profession of faith; baptism and similar consecration/renewal worship services; missions (thus for Epiphany or Pentecost); many other occasions, especially as an opening or closing hymn.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook

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