When near at home or far away

When near at home or far away

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [When near at home or far away]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 When near at home or far away,
To God’s dear promises I cling,
And thus I’ll live by night and day,
In sight of heav’n, and heaven’s King.

Refrain:
“In sight of heav’n,” O praise the Lord!
My grateful song I’ll ever sing,
And live while trusting in His word,
In sight of heav’n, and heaven’s King.

2 Where e’er my weary steps may lead,
Each duty doth new pleasure bring;
I know that I am safe indeed,
In sight of heav’n, and heaven’s King. [Refrain]

3 While in His service, I may go
Where foes their cruel darts may fling;
Yet, still a blessed peace I know,
In sight of heav’n, and heaven’s King. [Refrain]

4 But when the end of life shall come,
And I no more with mortals sing;
I know I’ll reach that blessed home,
Prepared in heav’n, and heaven’s King. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #50

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 near at home or far away
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: In sight of heaven, O praise the Lord



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