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When The World Forgets

Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today?

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today]
Published in 9 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today?
Has the love that once you knew grown cold and passed away?
You may know the blessing of His presence if you will,
Gladness still awaits you, for the Saviour loves you still.

Jesus remembers, He remembers you!
Other friends may fail you, He is always true;
He will heal your broken heart, burdened with regrets,
Jesus still remembers when the world forgets.

2 You are not forgotten when your heart is weighed with woe,
There is one who loves you more than you can ever know;
He who wore the crown of thorns and died on Calvary,
Suff’ring nameless anguish, waits to comfort you and me. [Refrain]

3 Has the hand of death removed some loved one from your sight?
Has the fairest day of earth been turned to darkest night?
God who gave His only Son to comfort the distressed
Calls to thee, O heavy laden, “come to me and rest.” [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #64

Author: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today?
Title: When The World Forgets
Author: A. H. Ackley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus remembers, He remembers you!
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)

Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #53

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Favorite Radio Hymns of Edward MacHugh (Rev. and enl.) #53

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Favorites Number 2 #31

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Glad Gospel Songs #38

Gospel Songs and Poems #d1

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Jubilate #64

Jubilate Sunday School Hymnal #64

Norman Clayton's Favorites No. 2 #d8

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Pinebrook Choruses #38

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