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He rolled the sea away

When Israel out of bondage came

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [When Israel out of bondage came]
Published in 55 hymnals

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1. When Israel out of bondage came,
A sea before them lay;
My Lord reached down His mighty hand,
And rolled the sea away.

Refrain
Then forward still—’tis Jehovah’s will,
Though the billows dash and spray.
With a conq’ring tread we will push ahead;
He’ll roll the sea away.

2. Before me was a sea of sin,
So great I feared to pray;
My heart’s desire the Savior read,
And rolled the sea away. [Refrain]

3. When sorrows dark, like stormy waves,
Were dashing o’er my way,
Again the Lord in mercy came,
And rolled the sea away. [Refrain]

4. And when I reach the sea of death,
For needed grace I’ll pray;
I know the Lord will quickly come,
And roll the sea away. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7509

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: When Israel out of bondage came
Title: He rolled the sea away
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: Then forward still, 'tis Jehovah's will

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The Cyber Hymnal #7509
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