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Waves of glory

My soul today is mounting up

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [My soul today is mounting up]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 My soul today is mounting up
As if on eagle’s wings,
And with a free, exultant voice
This song it gladly sings:

O hallelujah! I am free;
The precious blood avails for me;
And now, just now, all through my soul,
Great waves of glory surge and roll,
Since Jesus made me whole.

2 I know His wondrous pow’r to save,
His grace so full and free;
His presence fills my soul today
With joyous liberty! [Refrain]

3 As ocean billows rise and fall,
And sweep from pole to pole,
So waves of glory, strong and high,
Are sweeping o’er my soul. [Refrain]

4 I know the one whom I’ve believed,
To whom my all is giv’n;
I know He’ll keep me safe on earth,
And guide me home to heav’n. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #40

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: My soul today is mounting up
Title: Waves of glory
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: O hallelujah, I am free