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 (126)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أمشي في النور كل الحياةHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
بإثمي أتيت لربي يسوعHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
عند انطلاق شعب اللهHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
لقد كنت قبلا رهين القصاصHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
在我旅途中,榮光在前引 (Zài wǒ lǚtú zhōng, róngguāng zài qián yǐn)Henry J. Zelley (Author)Chinese2
A darling child was lying stillH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)2
A fountain of love in the SaviorHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
A precious life was ebbing outHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
A sinner saved by grace divine, I'm out and out for JesusRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
A wretched wanderer far from GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Again we come with songs of praiseRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Again within the house of prayerRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
Almost you've settled the questionHenry J. Zelley (Author)3
An offering now of praise I'll bringHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
As crested sea billows arise and sweep onHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
As onward I sail over life's treacherous waveHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
As you feel the Savior's powerRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Because I feared the wrath of GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Beyond the dangerous sea of lifeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Count my blessings? rather bid meDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Cristianos todos, a prepararseH. J. Zelley (Author)Spanish1
Dost thou love me, love me trulyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Draw nearer, Jesus, how good thou artHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Estando en miserias y mal pertinazHenry J. Zelley (Author)Spanish2
Fierce the stormy wind may blowRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Five of them were wise and five were foolishDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
For Thy wondrous grace, O God of loveHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Go and tell Jesus when burdened by sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Go, preach my gospel, Jesus saidHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
Go tarry at JerusalemRev. H. Zelley (Author)1
Gracious Lord, I need thy presenceHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Have you, my dear brother been rescued from sinRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English11
He gave me pardon for my sinsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
He gives me life, and home, and friendsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English5
Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshineHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am happy in the Lord, for I trust His blessed wordHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am trusting Christ my Savior and I know He's trusting meHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
I am trusting in my Savior, At His feet I humbly bowHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am walking today in the sweet Beulah landRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English15
I asked thee, Lord, for gifts aloneHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I came to Jesus for pardonRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
I came to Jesus, lost, undone, But to His promise clingingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I do not ask to choose my pathRev. J. Zelley (Author)English54
I entered the throne room where Jesus, my LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English5
I have left the land of bondage far behindRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I sought the gracous mercy seatHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
I want only Thee, not the pleasures of lifeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
I want to know Jesus, my Savior so dearHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I was burdened with sin, and with doubtings and fearsHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Ich vertraue meinem Heiland, denn ich weiß, er liebet mich sehrHenry J. Zelley (Author)German1
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)English2
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)4
In the house of many mansions Will be one prepared for meRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
In the name of Christ our Savior we are marching on todayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Israel, de Egipto, frente al marHenry J. Zelley (Author)Spanish2
Jesus, our Savior, on errands of mercyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
Jesus, the fairest of the fairHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Make this valley full of trenchesHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Marching on, marching on, marching in the King's highwayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My body, mind and spirit, LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
My happy heart is free from sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My heart is filled with joy and praiseHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
My heart is thrilling with raptureHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My heart was distressed 'neath Jehovah's dread frownHenry Jeffreys Zelley (Author)English78
My many sins are all forgivenRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English7
My soul is full of raptureHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
My soul today is mounting upRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
My soul today is safe and freeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My soul today is thirsting for living streams divineRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English33
Now I have found at Jesus' sideRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Now the happy meeting's overHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
O come to Christ with all your sinRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
O glory! O glory, what rapture is mine!Henry J. Zelley (Author)English1
O think of the homes destroyed by drinkDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
On the band of trusting watchersHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
Out in the harvest field we goHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
പർവ്വതം താണ്ടി, ആഴികൾ നീന്തി (Parvvataṁ tāṇṭi, āḻikaḷ nīnti)Henry J. Zelley (Author)Malayalam2
Peregrinando vou pelos montesHenry J. Zelley (Author)Portuguese2
Pray, pray, pray at mornHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Pursued by Satan, sin and deathHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Refining fire, go through my heart, Illuminate my soul (Chorus)Henry J. Zelley (Author)English1
Satan and sin are on my trackRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
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
Since Jesus saved me from despairRev. Henry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Stand out of my sunlight, I love its bright glowHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Temptations and trials and doubtings and fearsHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
The battle’s on and it must be wonHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The blessed Son of God loves divinelyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
The children's day has come again, The brightest of the yearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The clouds that gather dark and drearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The foes of life we will not fearHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
The mantle of love the Savior has spreadHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
The Master is calling for workers todayRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
The promise assures us that all who believeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
The ransom price is fully paidRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The Savior comes to thee todayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
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)English2
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 the earthHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath saidHenry J. Zelley (Author)English5
Though the world is full of sorrow and there's trouble everywhereHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Through many years I tried to serve the LordHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Through the blood I sought for pardon freeHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Walking in sunlight all of my journeyHenry J. Zelley (Author)English187
We are marching on together, led by Christ our KingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
We bring our offerings todayH. J. Zelley (Author)5
We can shout before the battleRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
We come to Thee, O Christ our KingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Weary and sinsick and ready to dieHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
What is this that, like the sunshineH. J. Zelley (Author)English4
When I a ransomed sinner seeHenry J. Zelley (Author)6
When Israel out of bondage cameRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English65
When Jesus passed through Jericho, So many gathered nearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
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)English4
When saints of God in danger stoodH. J. Zelley (Author)English6
When wearied and burdened with trial and careHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Why should I fear, when my Savior and LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
You're sighing today neath a burden of careHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
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