Born: March 18, 1800, Torquay, Devonshire, England.
Died: May 2, 1842, Weymouth, England.
Henley, John, born at Torquay, March 18, 1800; engaged for some years in circuit work as a Wesleyan minister; and died at Weymouth, May 2, 1842. His well-known and popular children's hymn for Palm Sunday, "Children of Jerusalem," appeared in the Wesleyan Sunday School Tune Book, in J. Curwen's Hymns & Chants, 1844, and in many modern collections for children. Orig. text in the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology
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