Only shadows

There are shadows of sorrow that darken life's way

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [There are shadows of sorrow that darken] (Ackley)
Published in 10 hymnals

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 by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There are shadows of sorrow that darken life's way
Title: Only shadows
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Do not doubt, do not fear
Copyright: Copyright, 1928, by Homer A. Rodeheaver. International Copyright Secured.



Instances (1 - 10 of 10)

Christian Service Songs #271

Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #11

Gospel Songs and Poems #d30

Melodies of Grace and Hope #d209

New Awakening Songs #46

New Pinebrook Songs #d50


New Songs for Service #141

Select Sacred Songs #d58

Songs of Comfort #d84

Sweet Hour of Prayer #d64

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