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. … Go to person page >
Lord, I desire to live as one. Charitie L. Bancroft, [Holiness desired.] In Spurgeon's Our Own Hymn Book, 1866, this hymn is given in 4 stanzas of | 4 lines, and dated 1861. This text is also in other collections. In her Within the Veil, 1867, Mrs. Bancroft gives it as the last hymn in the volume, in 6 stanza of 4 lines, with a note saying that the hymn was revised for that work. In this text the additional stanzas are v., vii. [William T. Brooke]