Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

I want only thee, not the pleasures of life

I want only thee, not the pleasures of life

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [I want only thee, not the pleasures of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 I want only Thee, no the pleasures of life;
I turn from earth’s treasures, its turmoil and strife;
For naught to give comfort in these do I see;
O Jesus, my Saviour, I want only Thee.

Refrain:
I want only Thee, I want only Thee,
My friend and my constant companion to be;
For when Thou art with me I’m happy and free;
O Jesus, my Saviour, I want only Thee.

2 I want Thy sweet presence, when skies are all clear;
I want every moment to know Thou art near;
And when the clouds come, to Thy refuge I’ll flee;
O Jesus, my Saviour, I want only Thee. [Refrain]

3 I want Thee to keep me by Thy gracious pow’r;
I want Thee to comfort in death’s solemn hour;
I want Thee to lead me across the deep sea;
O Jesus, my Saviour, I want only Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #79

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: I want only thee, not the pleasures of life
Author: Henry J. Zelley

Timeline




Advertisements