O for the robes of whiteness, O for the tearless eyes

O for the robes of whiteness, O for the tearless eyes

Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Tune: [O for the robe of whiteness]
Published in 31 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O for the robe of whiteness,
O for the tearless eyes;
O for the glorious brightness
Of the unclouded skies!
O for the no more weeping
Within the land of love—
The endless joy of keeping
The bridal feast above.

2 O for the bliss of dying,
My risen Lord to meet;
O for the rest of lying
For ever at His feet!
O for the hour of seeing
My Saviour face to face,—
The hope of ever being
In that sweet meeting-place!

Source: The Bright Array #129

Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft

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 >

Text Information

First Line: O for the robes of whiteness, O for the tearless eyes
Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

O for the [a] robes [robe] of whiteness. Heaven desired. This favorite children's hymn was first published 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. - John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d323

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Christ in Song #669

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Echo to Happy Voices #134

Faith Hymns #d110

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Faith Hymns (New ed.) #118

Gospel Hymns #d378

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d766

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Hymns of Faith and Love #48

Jewel Selections #d121

New Praises of Jesus #d91

Praises of Jesus #d62

Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d179

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1267

Pure Delight #d64

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d120

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Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #101

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1282

Songs of Saving Power #d149

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Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #271

Songs of Victory #d167

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #984

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #350.984

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The Baptist Hymn Book #984

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The Bright Array #129

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #751

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d631

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d400

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #835

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The Standard Hymnal for General Use #90

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d334

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