1859-1942

March 15, 1859, Mount Holly, New Jersey.

March 16, 1942, Trenton, New Jersey.

Greenwood Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey.

Zelley attended Pennington Seminary, Pennington, New Jersey and Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, where he earned his PhD and divinity degree. Ordained a Methodist minister, he worked in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary and treasurer. He was also a trustee of Pennington Seminary, and promoter of the camp meeting movement. He retired in 1929. He wrote over 1,500 poems, hymns, and Gospel songs.

  1. Again We Come with Songs of Praise
  2. Again Within the House of Prayer
  3. Almost You’ve Settled the Question
  4. As Crested Sea Billows Arise and Sweep On
  5. As Onward I Sail over Life’s Treacherous Wave
  6. As You Feel the Savior’s Power
  7. Because He Loved Me So
  8. Because I Feared the Wrath of God
  9. Beyond the Dangerous Sea of Life
  10. Bless Me, Lord
  11. Blessed Son of God Loves Divinely, The
  12. Children’s Day Has Come Again, The
  13. Clouds That Gather Dark and Drear, The
  14. Count My Blessings, Father Bid Me
  15. Darling Child Was Lying Still, A
  16. Dost Thou Love Me, Love Me Truly?
  17. Draw Nearer, Jesus, How Good Thou Art
  18. Five of Them Were Wise and Five Were Foolish
  19. Foes of Life We Will Not Fear, The
  20. Fountain of Love in the Savior, A
  21. Go and Tell Jesus When Burdened by Sin
  22. Go, Preach My Gospel, Jesus Said
  23. God’s Mighty Army
  24. Gracious Lord, I Need Thy Presence
  25. He Brought Me Out
  26. He Gives Me Life, and Home, and Friends
  27. Heavenly Sunlight
  28. I Am Happy in the Lord
  29. I Am Trusting Christ My Savior
  30. I Am Walking Today in the Sweet Beulah Land
  31. I Asked Thee, Lord, for Gifts Alone
  32. I Came to Jesus, Lost, Undone
  33. I Do Not Ask to Choose My Path
  34. I Entered the Throne Room Where Jesus My Lord
  35. I Have Left the Land of Bondage Far Behind
  36. I Sought the Gracious Mercy Seat
  37. I Want Only Thee, Not the Pleasures of Life
  38. I’ll Sing of My Savior, So Loving and True
  39. I’m Anchored in the Rock of Ages
  40. I’m Happy in Jesus, I’m Singing All Day
  41. I’m Seeking the Country Where Jesus Has Gone
  42. In the House of Many Mansions
  43. Jesus, Our Savior, on Errands of Mercy
  44. Like a Mighty Sea
  45. Make Me a Blessing
  46. Make This Valley Full of Trenches
  47. Mantle of Love the Savior Has Spread, The
  48. Marching On
  49. Master Is Calling for Workers Today, The
  50. My Body, Mind, and Spirit, Lord
  51. My Greatest Desires
  52. My Happy Heart Is Free from Sin
  53. My Heart Is Filled with Joy and Praise
  54. My Many Sins Are All Forgiv’n
  55. My Soul Is Full of Rapture
  56. My Soul Today Is Mounting Up
  57. My Soul Today Is Safe and Free
  58. Now I Have Found at Jesus’ Side
  59. O Come to Christ with All Your Sin
  60. Offering Now of Praise I’ll Bring, An
  61. On the Band of Trusting Watchers
  62. Out in the Harvest Field We Go
  63. Pray, Pray, Pray at Morn
  64. Promise Assures Us That All Who Believe, The
  65. Ransom Price Is Fully Paid, The
  66. Savior Comes to Thee Today, The
  67. Savior Says to All Mankind, The
  68. Send Me to the Sad and Weary
  69. Shine in, Shine in, Thou Light Divine
  70. Sinner Saved by Grace Divine, A
  71. Stand Out of My Sunlight, I Love Its Bright Glow
  72. Tell the Glad Story Abroad
  73. Temptations and Trials and Doubtings and Fears
  74. There Are Blessings in That Duty Hard
  75. There’s a Land of Wondrous Beauty
  76. There’s No Comfort in the Pleasures of Earth
  77. Though the Way Be Dark, Yet the Lord Hath Said
  78. Through Many Years I Tried to Serve the Lord
  79. Through the Blood I Sought for Pardon Free
  80. We Bring Our Offerings Today
  81. We Can Shout Before the Battle
  82. We Come to Thee, O Christ Our King
  83. Weary and Sin Sick and Ready to Die
  84. What Is This That, Like the Sunshine?
  85. When I a Ransomed Sinner See
  86. When Israel Out of Bondage Came
  87. When Jesus Passed Through Jericho
  88. When Near at Home or Far Away
  89. When Out in the Conflict for Jesus My Lord
  90. When Saints of God in Danger Stood
  91. When the Pilot Came on Board
  92. When Wearied and Burdened with Trial and Care
  93. Whole World Needs a Savior, The
  94. Why Should I Fear, When My Savior and Lord
  95. Wretched Wanderer Far from God, A
  96. You’re Sighing Today Neath a Burden of Care

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