Henry J. Zelley

Short Name: Henry J. Zelley
Full Name: Zelley, Henry J. (Henry Jeffreys), 1859-1942
Birth Year: 1859
Death Year: 1942

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 songs, "The Mountains of Faith" with music by M. L. McPhail, is found in Sacred Selections. After working with nineteen different churches in the New Jersey Conference over his lifetime, Zelley, who also served as a trustee of Pennington Seminary, retired in 1929 and died at Trenton, NJ, on Mar. 16, 1942.


Texts by Henry J. Zelley (128)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A darling child was lying stillHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
A fountain of love in the SaviorHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
A precious life was ebbing outHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
A sinner saved by grace divine, I'm out and out for JesusRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
A wretched wanderer far from GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Again we come with songs of praiseRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Again within the house of prayerHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
Almost you've settled the questionH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)English3
أمشي في النور كل الحياةHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
An offering now of praise I'll bringRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
As crested sea billows arise and sweep onHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
As onward I sail over life's treacherous waveHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
As you feel the Savior's powerRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
بإثمي أتيت لربي يسوعHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
Because I feared the wrath of GodHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
Beyond the dangerous sea of lifeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Count my blessings? rather bid meHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
Cristianos todos, a prepararseH. J. Zelley (Author)Spanish1
Dost thou love me, love me trulyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Draw nearer, Jesus, how good Thou artRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Estando en miserias y mal pertinazHenry J. Zelley (Author)Spanish2
Fierce the stormy wind may blowHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Five of them were wise and five were foolishDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
For Thy wondrous grace, O God of loveHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Go and tell Jesus when burdened by sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Go, preach my gospel, Jesus saidH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)English3
Go tarry at JerusalemRev. H. Zelley (Author)1
Gracious Lord, I need Thy presenceRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Have you, my dear brother been rescued from sinRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English12
He gave me pardon for my sinsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
He gives me life, and home, and friendsHenry J. Zelley (Author)English5
Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshineHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am happy in the Lord, for I trust His blessed wordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am trusting Christ my Savior and I know He's trusting meRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I am trusting in my Savior, At His feet I humbly bowH. J. Zelley (Author)English2
I am walking today in the sweet Beulah landRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English15
I asked thee, Lord, for gifts aloneHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I came to Jesus for pardon, And He so graciously heard meRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
I came to Jesus, lost, undone, But to His promise clingingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I do not ask to choose my pathH. J. Zelley (Author)English55
I entered the throne room where Jesus, my LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English5
I have left the land of bondage far behindHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
I sought the gracious mercy seatRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I want only Thee, not the pleasures of lifeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
I want to know Jesus, my Savior so dearHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
I was burdened with sin, and with doubtings and fearsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Ich vertraue meinem Heiland, denn ich weiß, er liebet mich sehrHenry J. Zelley (Author)German1
I'll sing of my Savior, so loving and trueHenry J. Zelley (Author)English7
I'm happy in Jesus, I'm singing all dayRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
I'm sailing over life's restless seaRev. Henry J. Zelley (Author)2
I'm seeking the country where Jesus has goneHenry J. Zelley (Author)4
In the house of many mansions Will be one prepared for meHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
In the name of Christ our Savior we are marching on todayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Israel, de Egipto, frente al marHenry J. Zelley (Author)Spanish2
Jesus, our Savior, on errands of mercyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
Jesus, the fairest of the fairHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
لقد كنت قبلا رهين القصاصHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
Make this valley full of trenchesRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Marching on, marching on, marching in the King's highwayRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Mwanga ni mwema njiani Henry J. Zelley (Author)Swahili1
My body, mind and spirit, LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
My happy heart is free from sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My heart is filled with joy and praiseHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
My heart is thrilling with raptureHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
My heart was distressed 'neath Jehovah's dread frownRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English80
My many sins are all forgivenHenry J. Zelley (Author)English7
My soul is full of raptureHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
My soul today is mounting upHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
My soul today is safe and freeRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
My soul today is thirsting for living streams divineRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English33
عند انطلاق شعب اللهHenry J. Zelley (Author)Arabic1
Now I have found at Jesus' sideRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Now the happy meeting's overHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
O come to Christ with all your sinHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
O glory! O glory, what rapture is mine!Henry J. Zelley (Author)English1
O think of the homes destroyed by drinkDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
On the band of trusting watchersRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Out in the harvest field we goHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
പർവ്വതം താണ്ടി, ആഴികൾ നീന്തി (Parvvataṁ tāṇṭi, āḻikaḷ nīnti)Henry J. Zelley (Author)Malayalam2
Peregrinando vou pelos montesHenry J. Zelley (Author)Portuguese2
Pray, pray, pray at mornHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Pursued by Satan, sin and deathHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Refining fire, go through my heart, Illuminate my soul (Chorus)Henry J. Zelley (Author)English1
Satan and sin are on my trackRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Send me to the sad and wearyHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Shine in, shine in, Thou light divineHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Shine upon me, Holy SpiritRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)2
Since Jesus saved me from despairRev. Henry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Stand out of my sunlight, I love its bright glowH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)English2
Temptations and trials and doubtings and fearsRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The battle's on and it must be wonHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
The blessed Son of God loves divinelyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
The children's day has come again, The brightest of the yearHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
The clouds that gather dark and drearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The foes of life we will not fearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
The mantle of love the Savior has spreadRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The Master is calling for workers today, O quickly arise, to the fields haste awayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
The promise assures us that all who believeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
The ransom price is fully paidRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
The Savior comes to thee todayHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
The Savior says to all mankindHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The whole world needs a SaviorHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
The young man's heart was filled with fearHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
There are blessings in that duty hard that meets you in the wayDr. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
There's a land of wondrous beauty (Zelley)Henry J. Zelley (Author)2
There's no comfort in the pleasures of the earthRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Though the way be dark, yet the Lord hath saidH. J. Zelley (Author)English5
Though the world is full of sorrow and there's trouble everywhereHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Through many years I tried to serve the LordRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English2
Through the blood I sought for pardon freeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Walking in sunlight all of my journeyRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English199
We are marching on together, led by Christ our KingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English4
We bring our offerings todayH. J. Zelley (Author)5
We can shout before the battleHenry J. Zelley (Author)2
We come to Thee, O Christ our KingRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
Weary and sinsick and ready to dieRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
What is this that, like the sunshineH. J. Zelley (Author)English4
What shall love do? there is something I knowHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
When I a ransomed sinner seeHenry J. Zelley (Author)English7
When Israel out of bondage cameHenry J. Zelley (Author)English67
When Jesus passed through Jericho, So many gathered nearRev. H. J. Zelley (Author)English3
When near at home or far awayH. J. Zelley, D.D. (Author)English2
When out in the conflict for Jesus my LordHenry J. Zelley (Author)English4
When saints of God in danger stoodHenry J. Zelley (Author)English6
When wearied and burdened with trial and careHenry J. Zelley (Author)English2
Why should I fear, when my Savior and LordHenry J. Zelley (Author)English3
You're sighing today neath a burden of careH. J. Zelley (Author)English4
在我旅途中,榮光在前引 (Zài wǒ lǚtú zhōng, róngguāng zài qián yǐn)Henry J. Zelley (Author)Chinese2
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