Originally from Ohio, Henry was an early leader in the Holiness Movement near Boyertown, Pennsylvania. In 1889 he, answered a call to hold revival meetings in eastern Pennsylvania. Denominational leaders had received requests from congregations there, but had no one to send. Though Henry was only 22 years old, he proved a very effective organizer. He toured eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey for several months each year till 1895. He became a very active evangelist and song writer, holding meetings in every American state and in Britain.
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Display Title: I Cannot Be IdleFirst Line: I cannot be idle, for Jesus says, GoTune Title: BOCA RATONAuthor: William J. HenryMeter: 22.214.171.124 DSource: Truth in Song by Barney E. Warren, Andrew L. Byers, Clarance E. Hunter, Daniel O. Teasley (Anderson, Ind: Gospel Trumpet Comany, 1907)
Display Title: I Cannot Be IdleFirst Line: I cannot be idle, for Jesus says, "GoTune Title: [I cannot be idle, for Jesus says, "Go"]Author: W. J. H.Meter: 126.96.36.199 RScripture: Matthew 20:1-16Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Cannot_Be_Idle); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (211); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (311); The Gospel Trumpet Company