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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

His Love is Far Better Than Gold

The love of the Christ is so precious

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [The love of the Christ is so precious]
Published in 11 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The love of the Christ is so precious,
That no mortal its wealth can unfold;
His grace is a storehouse of riches to me,
His love is far better than gold.

His love is far better than gold,
Its fullness can never be told,
It makes me an heir to the mansions above,
For His love is far better than gold.

2 He meets ev'ry need with the promise,
No good thing from His own to withhold;
So daily I trust in the Crucified One,
His love is far better than gold. [Chorus]

3 My heart ever yearns with a longing,
To behold the great joy of my soul,
Forever to dwell in the presence of Him,
Whose love is far better than gold. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #134

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: The love of the Christ is so precious
Title: His Love is Far Better Than Gold
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: His love is far better than gold
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9252
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