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I am happy in the service of the King

I am happy in the service of the King

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I am happy in the service of the King]
Published in 54 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I am happy in the service of the King.
I am happy, oh, so happy;
I have peace and joy that nothing else can bring,
In the service of the King.

Chorus:
In the service of the King
Every talent I will bring;
I have peace and joy and blessing
In the service of the King.

2 I am happy in the service of the King.
I am happy, oh, so happy;
Thro' the sunshine and the shadow I can sing,
In the service of the King. (Chorus)

3 I am happy in the service of the King.
I am happy, oh, so happy;
To His guiding hand forever I will cling,
In the service of the King. (Chorus)

4 I am happy in the service of the King.
I am happy, oh, so happy;
All that I possess to Him I gladly bring,
In the service of the King. (Chorus)

Source: Hymns of Faith #473

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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The Cyber Hymnal #3021
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Hymns of Faith #473

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #384

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The Cyber Hymnal #3021

The New National Baptist Hymnal #271

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