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

Full 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)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 31 of 31)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d323
Christ in Song #669Page Scan
Echo to Happy Voices #134Page Scan
Faith Hymns #d110
Faith Hymns (New ed.) #118Page Scan
Gospel Hymns #d378
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #500Page Scan
Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d766
Hymns of Faith and Love #48Page Scan
Jewel Selections #d121
New Praises of Jesus #d91
Praises of Jesus #d62
Precious Jewels of Sacred Song #d179
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #1267Page Scan
Pure Delight #d64
Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d120
Songs for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #101Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1282Page Scan
Songs of Saving Power #d149
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #271Page Scan
Songs of Victory #d167
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #984Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #350.984Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #984Page Scan
The Bright Array #129TextAudioPage Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #751Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d631
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d400
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #835Page Scan
The Standard Hymnal for General Use #90Page Scan
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d334



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