All the Way to Calvary

I do not ask for diadem or scepter

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I do not ask for diadem or scepter]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I do not ask for diadem or scepter,
I do not seek for worldly joy or fame,
I only ask to follow my Redeemer,
And tell abroad the wonders of His name.

I will travel all the way to Calvary,
I will walk the road that Jesus walk'd for me,
I will serve Him to the end,
For He is my dearest friend,
I will travel all the way to Calvary.

2 I know the path He trod is never easy,
It cost the Son of God His precious blood,
It leads on to the cross of nameless anguish,
But ever climbeth upward unto God. [Chorus]

3 I cannot turn aside, for love impels me
To drink the cup of sorrow and of woe;
But mingled with the tears I find the comfort,
The peace that only Jesus can bestow. [Chorus]

4 So trusting in His love, I'll toil and suffer,
Supported by His everlasting grace,
Until at last I rise complete, perfected,
Transformed to look upon His blessed face. [Chorus]

Source: Reformed Press Hymnal: an all around hymn book which will meet the requirements of every meeting where Christians gather for praise #113

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: I do not ask for diadem or scepter
Title: All the Way to Calvary
Author: A. H. Ackley
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I will travel all the way to Calvary
Copyright: Public Domain



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Jesus, Theme of My Song #d11

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Reformed Press Hymnal #113

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Solos and Duets #65

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #76

Seth Parker's Hymnal. 5th ed. #d56

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Songs for Service #135

Standard Hymns and Gospel Songs. Evangelical Congregational Church ed. #d27

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