At Calvary's cross I met a friend

At Calvary's cross I met a friend

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [At Calvary's cross I met a Friend] (Ackley)
Published in 16 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 At Calv'ry's cross I met a Friend,
Who touched my broken heart,
My guilty soul revived, made whole,
Thro' grace set me apart.

O how I love Him,
The Man of Galilee!
O how I love Him,
Who died on Calvary!
There is no other
Such a Friend or Brother;
O how I love Him,
Because He died for me!

2 When I am helpless and alone,
'Tis then I seek this Guide;
So true and kind I always find
Him waiting at my side. [Chorus]

3 And when Light of Heaven fills
My sol with fairest day,
I know that He is with me still,
And will be all the way. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #238

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: At Calvary's cross I met a friend
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: O how I love him, the Man of Galilee



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