1 There are blessings in that duty hard, that meets you in the way,
Tho’ it cause you pain and heartache as you face it day by day;
Do that duty, do it bravely, cast all tho’t of self behind,
And in duties that await you, hidden blessings you shall find.
There are undiscovered blessing, O ‘tis true,
Love has wonderful surprises waiting you, awaiting you,
Every blessing we discover should forever us remind,
Of the many hidden blessings earnest souls are sure to find.
2 There are blessings in the battles fierce that ever we must fight,
When we stand against the evil and uphold the good and right;
Stand for Jesus, you will conquer, tho’ the way with foes is lines,
And in bravely facing danger, hidden blessings you shall find. [Refrain]
3 There are blessings in the heavy load that must be borne by all,
Tho’ you dread the weary burden or beneath it almost fall;
Lift it bravely, you can bear it, with a spirit sweet and kind,
And in bearing heavy burdens, hidden blessings you shall find. [Refrain]
4 There are blessings in the stony road your feet must travel o’er,
Tho’ it seems more rough and thorny as you follow it the more;
March along it strong and trustful, with a heart by grace refined,
And in pressing ever onward, hidden blessings you shall find. [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 >