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Henry J. Zelley

Short Name: Henry J. Zelley
Full Name: Zelley, Henry J. (Henry Jeffreys), 1859-1942
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1942

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement.

Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s songs, "The Mountains of Faith" with music by M. L. McPhail, is found in Sacred Selections. After working with nineteen different churches in the New Jersey Conference over his lifetime, Zelley, who also served as a trustee of Pennington Seminary, retired in 1929 and died at Trenton, NJ, on Mar. 16, 1942.


Texts by Henry J. Zelley (102)sort descendingAsInstances
عند انطلاق شعب اللهHenry J. Zelley (Author)1
لقد كنت قبلا رهين القصاصHenry J. Zelley (Author)1
بإثمي أتيت لربي يسوعHenry J. Zelley (Author)1
أمشي في النور كل الحياةHenry J. Zelley (Author)1
A darling child was lying stillH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
A fountain of love in the SaviorHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
A sinner saved by grace divineHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
A wretched wanderer far from GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Again we come with songs of praiseRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
Again within the house of prayerRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)4
Almost you've settled the questionH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
An offering now of praise I'll bringHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
As crested sea billows arise and sweep onHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
As onward I sail over life's treacherous waveHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
As you feel the Savior's powerHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Because I feared the wrath of GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Beyond the dangerous sea of lifeHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Count my blessings, Father bid meDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Dost thou love me, love me trulyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou artRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Five of them were wise and five were foolishDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Go and tell Jesus when burdened by sinH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
Go, preach my gospel, Jesus saidH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
Go tarry at JerusalemRev. H. Zelley (Author)1
Gracious Lord, I need thy presenceRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Have you, my dear brother been rescued from sinRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)11
He gives me life, and home, and friendsHenry J. Zelley (Author)5
I am happy in the Lord, for I trustRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
I am trusting Christ my SaviorRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
I am trusting in my Savior, At His feet I humbly bowH. J. Zelley (Author)2
I am walking today in the sweet Beulah landHenry J. Zelley (Author)11
I asked thee, Lord, for gifts aloneRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
I came to Jesus, lost, undone, But to His promise clingingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
I do not ask to choose my pathRev. H. C. Zelley (Author)50
I entered the throne room where Jesus, my LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)5
I have left the land of bondage far behindRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
I sought the gracous mercy seatRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
I want only thee, not the pleasures of lifeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
I want to know Jesus, my Savior so dearHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
I'll sing of my Savior, so loving and trueHenry J. Zelley (Author)7
I'm happy in Jesus, I'm singing all dayHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
I'm sailing over life's restless seaRev. Henry J. Zelley (Author)2
I'm seeking the country where Jesus has goneHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
In the house of many mansions Will be one prepared for meRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Jesus, our Savior, on errands of mercyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
Make this valley full of trenchesRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Marching on, marching on, marching onHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
My body, mind and spirit, LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
My happy heart is free from sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
My heart is filled with joy and praiseHenry J. Zelley (Author)5
My heart was distressed 'neath Jehovah's dread frownHenry J. Zelley (Author)70
My many sins are all forgivenRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)7
My soul is full of raptureHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
My soul today is mounting upHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
My soul today is safe and freeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
My soul today is thirsting for living streams divineHenry J. Zelley (Author)33
Now I have found at Jesus' sideHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
O come to Christ with all your sinRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
O think of the homes destroyed by drinkDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
On the band of trusting watchersRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
Out in the harvest field we goHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Peregrinando vou pelos montesHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Pray, pray, pray at mornDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Send me to the sad and wearyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Shine in, shine in, thou light divineRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Shine upon me, Holy SpiritRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Stand out of my sunlight, I love its bright glowH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
Temptations and trials and doubtings and fearsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The battle’s on and it must be wonHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The blessed Son of God loves divinelyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
The children's day has come again, The brightest of the yearHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The clouds that gather dark and drearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The foes of life we will not fearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
The mantle of love the Savior has spreadRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The Master is calling for workers todayRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The promise assures us that all who believeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
The ransom price is fully paidRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The Savior comes to thee todayHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
The Savior says to all mankindHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The whole world needs a SaviorHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The young man's heart was filled with fearH. J. Zelley (Author)2
There are blessings in that duty hard that meets you in the wayDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
There's a land of wondrous beauty (Zelley)Henry J. Zelley (Author)2
There's no comfort in the pleasures of earthRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath saidH. J. Zelley (Author)5
Through many years I tried to serve the LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Through the blood I sought for pardon freeH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
Walking in sunlight all of my journeyH.J. Zelley, 20th Century (Author)173
We bring our offerings todayH. J. Zelley (Author)5
We can shout before the battleHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
We come to thee, O Christ our KingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
Weary and sinsick and ready to dieRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)3
What is this that, like the sunshineH. J. Zelley (Author)3
When I a ransomed sinner seeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)6
When Israel out of bondage cameRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)57
When Jesus passed through Jericho (Zelley)Henry J. Zelley (Author)2
When near at home or far awayH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
When out in the conflict for Jesus my LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)4
When saints of God in danger stoodHenry J. Zelley (Author)5
When wearied and burdened with trial and careRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Why should I fear, when my Savior and LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
You're sighing today neath a burden of careHenry J. Zelley (Author)4
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