Crossing the Bar Lyrics and Music
The glorifying words and lyrics of the favorite hymn begin with "Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Crossing the Bar" hymn were written by its English author Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The author of the hymn, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, was born on August 6, 1809 and died on October 6, 1892. The wonderful music that accompanies the "Crossing the Bar" song of praise was composed by Joseph Barnby The composer of the music to the "Crossing the Bar" hymn, Joseph Barnby, was born on August 12, 1838 and died on January 28, 1896. We have placed "Crossing the Bar" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the motivational lyrics of this popular Christian song and classic church hymn.
Crossing the Bar Hymn
Title: Crossing the Bar *** Name of Composer: Joseph Barnby *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Alfred, Lord Tennyson *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs
Author of the Lyrics
The author of the sincere words of the "Crossing the Bar" lyrics, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809-October 6, 1892), was born in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England and achieved fame as a the great poet Tennyson who was well known for writing short lyrics, such as the popular poem "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and "Crossing the Bar" .