He is the King of love

For service I am set apart

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [For service I am set apart]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 For service I am set apart,
Changed by His love, my wayward heart,
No other friend can life impart,
For He is the King of Love.
In tendrest tones He speaks to me,
“I have revealed myself to thee,
Go tell the world to come and see,”
For He is the King of Love.

Refrain:
He is the King, He is the King,
Glory and honor be to Him on earth and in heav’n above,
He is the King, He is the King,
Glory and honor be to Him
For He is the King of love.

2 I do not fear the dawn of day
Shall fill my soul with deep dismay;
“Fear not, my child” I hear Him say,
For He is the King of Love.
I do not ask to rule and reign,
To cherish pride or seek to gain;
The friendship of the world is vain,
For He is the King of Love. [Refrain]

3 His matchless splendor shall unfold
The pearly gates, the streets of gold,
The glory of that world untold,
For He is the King of Love.
When I shall see His loving face,
The author of redeeming grace,
How sweet will be the King’s embrace,
For He is the King of Love. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #127

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 >

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First Line: For service I am set apart
Title: He is the King of love
Author: A. H. Ackley

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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #127TextAudioPage Scan
Life Songs: a collection of sacred songs for Sunday schools, young people's meetings and evangelistic services #35Page Scan
World-wide Revival Hymns #d55
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