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Out of the depths, poor, wretched, blind

Out of the depths, poor, wretched, blind

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Out of the depths, poor, wretched, blind]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Out of the depths, poor, wretched, blind,
Penitent heart and restless mind,
Seeking for joy I could not find,
Out of the depths I cried.

Out of the depths He lifted me,
Unto the Rock to liberty;
Here I shall stand eternally,
Out of the depths He saved me.

2 Out of the depths to heights untold,
Leaving the world so dark and cold,
Into the tender Shepherd’s fold,
Out of the depths I cried. [Refrain]

3 Out of the depths He saved my soul,
Breaking the chains which had control,
Making me pure and strong and whole,
Out of the depths I cried. [Refrain]

Source: Glad Tidings in Song #147

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: Out of the depths, poor, wretched, blind
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Out of the depths he lifted me



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Glad Tidings in Song #d61
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