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Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim – Crucifer

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Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
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The tune of Lift high the cross, known as 'Crucifer', was composed by Sidney Hugo Nicholson (1875-1947). The words, written by George Kitchen in 1887, while he was Dean of Winchester, and revised nearly thirty years later by Michael R Newbolt, are derived from many biblical sources.

from notes by Phillip Borg-Wheeler © 2019


The Hymns Album, Vol. 2
Studio Master: SIGCD572Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 11 on SIGCD572 [3'07] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD572 track 11

Recording date
15 July 2018
Recording venue
Huddersfield Town Hall, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tim Thorne
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & James Waterhouse
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  1. The Hymns Album, Vol. 2 (SIGCD572)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: April 2019
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