Unspeakably Precious to Me

When out in the conflict for Jesus my Lord

Author: Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [When out in the conflict for Jesus my Lord]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When out in the conflict for Jesus my Lord,
No foe could compel me to flee;
I knew I would conquer while trusting his word,
For he was so precious to me.

O glory to God, my soul is aflame,
I’m happy, exultant and free,
For Jesus is precious, O praise his dear name,
Unspeakable precious to me.

2 When wearied and burden’d with trial and care,
And sorrows I could not foresee;
I always found comfort from Jesus in prayer,
For he was so precious to me. [Refrain]

3 And now I have finished the duties he gave,
The end of my labors I see;
I fear not the power of death or the grave,
For he is so precious to me. [Refrain]

4 The Saviour is calling, I’ll soon reach my home,
And there in his image I’ll be;
And thro’ all the ages I know he’ll become
Increasingly precious to me. [Refrain]

Source: The Best of All: complete #22

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 out in the conflict for Jesus my Lord
Title: Unspeakably Precious to Me
Author: Henry J. Zelley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O glory to God, my soul is aflame
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Best of All #22

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