Brilho Celeste

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 >

Translator: Benjamin Rufino Duarte

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Text Information

First Line: Peregrinando vou pelos montes
Title: Brilho Celeste
English Title: Heavenly Sunlight
Author: Henry J. Zelley (1899)
Translator: Benjamin Rufino Duarte (1906)
Meter: with refrain
Language: Portuguese
Refrain First Line: Brilho celeste, glória divina
Publication Date: 1991
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1991.