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As a tree beside the water

As a tree beside the water

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [As a tree beside the water]
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 As a tree beside the water,
Has the Savior planted me;
All my fruit shall be in season,
I shall live eternally.

I shall not be moved,
I shall not be moved;
Anchored to the Rock of Ages,
I shall not be moved.

2 Tho' the tempest rage around me,
Thro' the storm my Lord I see,
Pointing upward to that haven,
Where my loved ones wait for me. [Chorus]

3 When by grief my heart is broken,
And the sunshine steals away,
Then His grace, in mercy given,
Changes darkness into day. [Chorus]

4 When at last I stand before Him,
Oh, what joy it will afford,
Just to see the sinner ransomed,
And behold my sov'reign Lord. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #28

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 ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As a tree beside the water
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: I shall not be moved



The Cyber Hymnal #239
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Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Choir Favorites, Inspiring Songs for Volunteer and Rally Choirs, Vol. 2 #d3
Christian Hymns III #d26
Divine Praise #d8
Gospel Hosannas: for church and Sabbath school, young people's services and evangelistic meetings #103Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns #58Page Scan
Great Revival Hymns No.2 #56Page Scan
Great Songs of the Church #d18
Great Songs of the Church. number two: a treasury of six hundred sacred songs suitable for all services of the church #14
Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d10
Hymns for the People for Services of Song in Christian Work #d13
Hymns of Heavenly Harmony #d12
Make Christ King: a selection of high class gospel music for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #47Page Scan
Pentecostal Hymns Nos. 5 and 6 Combined: a winnowed collection for young people's societies, church prayer meetings, evangelistic services and Sunday schools #5Page Scan
Sacred Praise: for Use in Gospel Meetings, Evangelistic Services ... #128
Small Church Music #7419Audio
Songs for Men #d6
Songs for the King's Business #67Page Scan
Songs of the Century No. 2 #d7
Spiritual hymns of worship #d29
The Cyber Hymnal #239TextScoreAudio
The New Alphabetical Hymnal: Great Songs of the Church No. 2. 35th ed. #d26
The Tabernacle Hymns #88Page Scan
Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #28TextPage Scan
Williston Hymns #15Page Scan
World Wide Revival Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Meetings #d13
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