1 Christ came to His own but they spurned His proffered mercy,
And nailed Him at last, to the cross of better woe,
He prayed for the ones who had left Him bruised and bleeding,
“O Father, forgive them, they know not what they do.”
He gave up His kingdom, with all its heav’nly glory;
He gave up His all, when He died on Calvary.
2 He gave up His all when He shed His blood for sinners,
What more could He do to redeem my poor lost soul,
Thro’ faith in His blood, I have found a full salvation,
And wonderful peace tho’ life’s waves of trouble roll. [Refrain]
3 He gave up His all! have you not some gift to offer,
Some service for Him who has done so much for you?
He pleads for your life cleansed by grace and made a blessing,
He wants you to live for Him ev’rywhere you go. [Refrain]
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.
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Display Title: He Gave Up His AllFirst Line: Christ came to His own but they spurned His proffered mercyTune Title: [Christ came to His own but they spurned His proffered mercy]Author: A. H. A.Date: 1927Subject: Jesus |