November 26, 1832, Thurmont, Maryland.

January 16, 1893, Annville, Pennsylvania.

Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Baltzell was the husband of Ce­cil­ia C. James.

He was converted and joined the United Breth­ren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virg­in­ia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Penn­syl­van­ia Conference, and in 1868 transferred his membership to the East Penn­syl­van­ia Conference, to which he now belongs. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He has been a delegate to three General Conferences, and was at one time a trustee of Ot­ter­bein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary.

Shuey, pp. 243–44

Baltzell’s works include:

  1. Almost Persuaded to Leave the Ways of Sin
  2. Birdlings Sang Their Early Notes, The
  3. Blessed Are the Faithful, Watching for the Lord
  4. Blessed Jesus, I Would Ever Be
  5. Come, Little Soldiers
  6. Gone! Gone! Dead and Gone!
  7. Good News Come o’er the Sea
  8. Hallelujah, Jesus Saves Me
  9. Hark, the Angelic Song from the Regions Afar!
  10. Ho, Everyone Who Thirsts, Draw Nigh
  11. How Long, O How Long?
  12. I Am Sweeping Toward the Golden Gate
  13. I Am the Way, O Hear Ye the Blessed Savior
  14. I Am Weary of Earth
  15. I Have Found Redemption in the Savior’s Blood
  16. I Long for That Beautiful Home over There
  17. I Love to Think of My Heav’nly Home
  18. I Once Was a Stranger to Grace and to God
  19. I See the Bright Light
  20. I Want to Be a Worker
  21. I Will Watch and Wait for the Morning’s Dawn
  22. I’ll Sing of a Theme Most Sublime
  23. I’m Going Yonder Bright Glory
  24. I’m Nearing the Gates of the City
  25. I’m Sweeping Toward the Golden Gate
  26. Jesus Calls, Dear Children, Come to Me and Live
  27. Jesus Died on the Tree
  28. Jesus, I Come to Thee, Just As I Am
  29. Jesus Is Ready to Save You
  30. Lo! Our Vessel’s on the Ocean
  31. Look Ever to Jesus
  32. March to Battle Ever Firm
  33. Marching Onward
  34. Merry the Hearts That Have Gathered Today
  35. Murmur Not, My Soul
  36. Nearer, My God, to Thee
  37. Now Begin the Heav’nly Race
  38. O Brother, Go to Jesus
  39. O Brother, This World Is a Vineyard
  40. O, Come to the Savior Today
  41. O Come Today to the Fountain
  42. O How Blessed Is the Service of the Lord
  43. O Jesus, Savior, I Long to Rest
  44. O Sinner, the Savior Is Calling
  45. O Weary Wanderer
  46. Oh Come, Little Children
  47. Oh, Full Salvation
  48. Oh, How Happy I Feel As I Gaze
  49. Oh, Redemption’s Wondrous Story
  50. On the Shore Beside the Sea
  51. Only a Penny, but Who Shall Declare
  52. Over the River, the River of Time
  53. Praise the Lord, Jehovah
  54. Praise Ye the Lord, Praise
  55. Precious Jesus, I Am Coming
  56. Ready to Go
  57. Ring Out the Sweet Notes
  58. Savior, at the Cross I’m Bending
  59. Savior, at the Cross I’m Waiting
  60. Say Not, O Christian Reaper
  61. Scarcely Saved, O What a Word
  62. See the Mighty Hosts of Zion Gathering
  63. Shall We Meet Beyond the River
  64. Sinner, the Banquet Is Waiting
  65. Take My Heart, Dear Jesus
  66. Take My Heart, Dear Lord
  67. There Is Rest for the Soul
  68. There’s a Glorious Kingdom
  69. There’s a Place Where My Loved Ones Are Gone
  70. This Festival Day We’ll Be Happy and Gay
  71. Today the Savior Calls
  72. We Are Coming
  73. We Are on Our Journey Homeward
  74. We Are Sailing on the Old Ship of Zion
  75. We Love to Sing Together
  76. We Sometimes Speak of a Sad, Still Hour
  77. Weary Souls That Wander Wide
  78. We’ll All Gather Home in the Morning
  79. We’re a Happy Pilgrim Band
  80. We’re Coming, We’re Coming, Dear Savior
  81. When the Clouds Are Gathering o’er Thee
  82. When the Storm in Its Fury on Galilee Fell
  83. When the Tempest High Is Raging As I Sail
  84. When This Fitful Life Is Over
  85. When We All Gather Home in the Morning
  86. Which Way Are You Going, My Brother?
  87. Who Came to Earth to Die
  88. Whosoever Will, O Hear the Joyful Sound
  1. Are You Ready for His Coming?
  2. Garnered Sheaves
  3. No Room in Heaven
  4. Salto
  5. Wonderful Grace