I am wondering if somone in Hymnary's administration can explain the copyright issues surrounding the hymn "Lift High the Cross," specifically why Hope Publishing Company seems to have a blanket strangehold on the hymn and why they can claim a copyright date of 1974. The original text by George W. Kitchin was published in 1886 with a musical setting by James Baden Powell. The text was substantially revised by Michael R. Newbolt for the Second Supplement to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1916, and the tune CRUCIFER by Sydney Nicholson was likewise included there. These are all squarely in the public domain and could not have been claimed by Hope as late as 1974, not by any version of U.S. copyright law I know about. They are, of course, within their rights to protect their own revisions or harmonizations. Does anyone know why the hymn is credited to Hope on Hymnary?