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I'm free

Again within the house of prayer

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Published in 3 hymnals

Full Text

1 Again within the house of prayer
My sacrifice I bring;
My swelling heart is filled with joy,
And I can loudly sing.

Hallelujah! hallelujah!
I'm free, yes I'm free!
Through the cleansing blood of Jesus
I'm free, Yes, I'm free.

2 The love of Christ within my soul
All fear has driven out;
And as I feel his presence there;
I cannot help but shout. [Refrain]

3 My soul to-day is mounting up.
Like birds upon the wing;
I'm living now in liberty;
Oh, help me while I sing. [Refrain]

4 Nor doubt nor care their fetters dark
Upon my soul shall place;
In freedom I will ever walk
Before my Saviour's face. [Refrain]

Source: Our Praise in Song: a collection of hymns and sacred melodies, adapted for use by Sunday schools, Endeavor societies, Epworth Leagues, evangelists, pastors, choristers, etc. #25

Author: Henry J. Zelley

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 so… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Again within the house of prayer
Title: I'm free
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, hallelujah, I'm free