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I often stop and wonder why

I often stop and wonder why

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [I often stop and wonder why]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I often stop and wonder why
The King of Realms beyond the sky
Should choose to live for me, and die—
It was because He loved me so.

Because He loved me so,
Because He loved me so,
He bled and died on Calvary
Because He loved me so.

2 His grace alone can fathom sin,
It makes the heart as white as snow;
He plants the light of love within,
And all because He loves me so. [Refrain]

3 His footsteps lead me all the way,
He guards my path where’er I go,
He turns earth’s darkest night to day,
It is because He loves me so. [Refrain]

4 His voice alone shall bid me come
To heights supreme I long to know,
Where angels sing my welcome home,
And all because He loves me so. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #36

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 often stop and wonder why
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Because he loved me so



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)

Choice Light and Life Songs #17

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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #36

Songs for Men #d34

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Songs for Service #22

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