July 23, 1876, Jersey City, New Jersey.

July 2, 1966, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio.


Blanchard attended Amherst College (AB 1898) and Yale Divinity School (BD 1901). Ordained a Congregational minister, he pastored in Southington, Connecticut (1901–04); East Orange, New Jersey (1904–15); and at the Euclid Avenue Congregational Church, Cleveland, Ohio, from 1915 until retirement. He received honorary DD degrees from Amherst College (1918) and Oberlin College (1919), and was elected moderator of the Congregational Christian Churches of the USA (1942–44). He also served as a trustee of Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee; member of the executive committee of the American Missionary Association; and member of the Prudential Committee of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.

  1. Before the Cross of Jesus
  2. Bethlehem Sleeps Beneath the Stars
  3. Clear o’er the Hills
  4. O Child of Lowly Manger Birth
  5. O Jesus, Youth of Nazareth
  6. Word of God, Across the Ages