1 Stand out of my sunlight: I love its bright glow,
My soul cannot live in the darkness I know.
My feet cannot walk where the wicked have trod,
I live in the sunlight, the sunlight of God.
Stand out of my sunlight! I need its bright rays,
To light up my pathway, and help me to praise;
My sins are forgiven, all washed in the blood;
I’m walking in sunlight, the sunlight of God.
2 Stand out of my sunlight, thou tempter of men,
My soul will not yield to thy bondage again.
And tho’ thy temptations may come like a flood,
I’ll walk in the sunlight, the sunlight of God. [Refrain]
3 Stand out of my sunlight, earth’s pleasures so gay;
Thy shadows, no more, shall be cast o’er my way;
My soul is not lured by the world’s senseless clod,
I long for the sunlight, the sunlight of God. [Refrain]
4 Stand out of my sunlight; life’s billows of care
Shall never o’erflow, while I linger in prayer.
My spirit is free, and upheld by His rod,
While walking in sunlight, the sunlight of God. [Refrain]
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 >