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Charitie Lees Bancroft

Short Name: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Full Name: Bancroft, Charitie Lees, 1841-1923
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1923

Bancroft, Charitie Lees, née Smith, daughter of the Rev. Sidney Smith, D.D., Rector of Drumragh, County Tyrone, Ireland; was born at Bloomfield, Merrion, in the county of Dublin, June 21,1841; and married, in 1869, to Arthur E. Bancroft. Her hymns have appeared in periodicals, Lyra Britannica, Bishop Ryle's Spiritual Songs, and other collections, and also as leaflets.   The following have come into common usage:—
1.  O for the [a] robes [robe] of whiteness.   Heaven desired.    This favorite children's hymn was 1st pub. as a leaflet in 1860.    In 1867 it was included in Lyra Britannica, and thence has passed into several collections in Great Britain and America.
2.  The King of glory standeth.   Christ the Saviour.    Contributed in 7 stanzas of 8 1ines to the Lyra Britannica, 1867, and entitled "Mighty to save."   In the Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, No. 1196, it begins with stanza iii., "He comes in bloodstained garments."
3.  Before the throne of God above. The Advocate.    Dated 1863, and given in Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1806, Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884.
In 1867 Mrs. Bancroft's hymns were collected and published as Within the Veil, by C. L. S.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


De Chenez, Charitie L. [Bancroft] née Smith, widow of Arthur Bancroft, p. 109, ii., is by a second marriage Mrs. De Chenez.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


She was apparently widowed twice. She died in Oakland, California, in 1923, at the age of 82, bearing the name Charitie de Cheney (or Chenez) - Dianne Shapiro

Texts by Charitie Lees Bancroft (7)sort descendingAsInstances
Ante el gran trono celstialCharitie Lees Bancroft, 1841-1923 (Author)2
Before the throne of God above, I have a strong, a perfect pleaCharitie L. Bancroft, 1841-1892 (Author)38
He comes in blood stained garmentsMrs. Charitie Lees Bancroft, 1841- (Author)14
Lord, I desire to live as one Who bears a blood-bought nameCharitie Lees Bancroft (Author)3
O for the robe of whiteness, To walk with Christ in light!Miss C. L. Smith (Author)3
O for the robes of whiteness, O for the tearless eyesMrs. Bancroft (Author)26
The king of glory standethCharitie Lees de Chenez (Author)11

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