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The king of glory standeth

The king of glory standeth

Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 The King of Glory standeth
Beside the heart of sin;
His mighty voice commandeth
The raging waves within;
The floods of deepest anguish
Roll backward at His will,
As o'er the storm ariseth
His mandate, "Peace, be still."

2 At times, with sudden glory,
He speaks, and all is done;
Without one stroke of battle
The victory is won,
While we, with joy beholding,
Can scarce believe it true
That e'en our kingly Jesus
Can form such hearts anew.

3 O Christ, Thy love is mighty;
Long-suffering is Thy grace;
And glorious is the splendor
That beameth from Thy face.
Our hearts up-leap in gladness
When we behold that love,
As we go singing onward,
To dwell with Thee above.


Source: The Hymnbook #410

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 >

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First Line: The king of glory standeth
Author: Charitie Lees Bancroft
Copyright: Public Domain


The King of glory standeth. Christ the Saviour. Contributed in 7 stanzas of 8 lines 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."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)