Before the throne of God above
Before the throne of God above. Charitie Lees De Chenez* (1841-1923).
According to JJ, p. 109, this was written in 1863 and published in Within the Veil, by C.L.S. (1867); ‘C.L.S.’ stands for Charitie Lees Smith, her maiden name. It was entitled ‘The Advocate’. Before that it had been included by Charles Haddon Spurgeon* in Our Own Hymn Book (1866), so it must have been published elsewhere, probably in leaflet form. It crossed the Atlantic very quickly: JJ noted its appearance in Laudes Domini (New York, 1884), but Hymnary.org. prints several texts from before that date, one from the Presbyterian Book of Hymns and Tunes, …approved by the General assembly of 1866 (Richmond, 1874), another...
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