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The Sweetest Song I Know

I have a Friend who cared enough for me

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I have a friend who cared enough for me]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I have a Friend who cared enough for me
To seek and save my poor lost soul;
He found me wand’ring in the desert lone,
And won me back to His control.

Refrain:
I’ll ever sing of Jesus’ love for me,
And how He died upon Mount Calvary;
I’ll sing it now and thro’ eternity,
For that’s the sweetest song I know.

2 He met me with a look of pitying love,
His wounded side all rent and torn;
His pierced hands and feet, His broken heart,
The marks His thorny crown has worn. [Refrain]

3 I could not lift myself to His embrace,
He stooped and carried me along;
With words of healing comfort spoke to me,
And changed my mourning into song. [Refrain]

4 I found forgiveness in my Father’s house,
That peace my soul had never known;
‘Twas all because that God so loved the world,
And Jesus came to save His own. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #13

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 >

Text Information

First Line: I have a Friend who cared enough for me
Title: The Sweetest Song I Know
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: I'll ever sing of Jesus' love for me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Ackley's Gospel Songs #d22

Glad Tidings in Song #d26

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Glad Tidings in Song #13

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Herald of Praise #44

Hosanna in the Highest, Gypsy Smith's Campaign Song Book #d63

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