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Just Be Thankful

Just be thankful for the little things of life

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Just be thankful for the little things of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Just be thankful for the little things of life,
Strength to do your duty in this world of strife;
Strive to show your gratitude where’er you go;
Teach some heart a song of joy that sings a song of woe.

Refrain:
Just be thankful, it will pay you in the end;
Just be thankful, there is someone needs a friend;
Try to show your gratitude, a helping hand extend—
Just be thankful for your blessings.

2 Just be thankful for a Hope that makes you strong;
Many seek the blessings that to you belong;
Be not selfish with your wealth, but pass it on;
Let the light of Jesus shine that you by grace have won. [Refrain]

3 Just be thankful for the world God made for you;
Sin and evil blight it, there is work to do;
Help to make it good, for God ordained it so;
Jesus’ love can make the world a heaven here below. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #74

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: Just be thankful for the little things of life
Title: Just Be Thankful
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Just be thankful, it will pay you in the end
Copyright: Public Domain

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #74

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