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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Display Title: Hark! While infant voices sing (Kouté byin, ti moun yo ap chanté)First Line: Children of Jerusalem (Ti moun yo nan Jéruzalèm)Tune Title: [Children of Jerusalem (Ti moun yo nan Jéruzalèm)]Author: John Henley, 1800-1842Date: 1979
Display Title: Children of JerusalemFirst Line: Children of JerusalemTune Title: CHILDREN'S PRAISEAuthor: John Henley, 1800-42Meter: 77 77 with refrainDate: 1999Subject: Seasons of the Christian Year | Palm Sunday; Songs Suitable for Children |