There came to the earth a pilgrim

There came to the earth a pilgrim

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [There came to the earth a pilgrim]
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1 There came to the earth a pilgrim,
With nowhere to lay His head;
A King with no royal palace,
He walked thro’ the fields instead.

The Savior who died for me,
So wonderful, how could it be!
My song shall forever be Jesus,
The Savior who died for me.

2 He carried the cross of sorrow,
Unmeasured the grief He bore;
The marks of my shame upon Him,
A crown, but of thorns, He wore. [Refrain]

3 His death for my life He offered,
His blood to redeem He gave;
Thro’ faith you may know its fullness,
His wonderful pow’r to save. [Refrain]

4 Some day I shall know the glory,
Of meeting Him face to face;
His presence shall be forever
My portion, thro’ saving grace. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #69

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 >

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First Line: There came to the earth a pilgrim
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: The Savior who died for me


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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #69

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