He Took My Place

There was no one to take my place

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [There was no one to take my place]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 There was no one to take my place,
Upon the cruel cross,
No Savior but the Son of God,
Could e’er restore my loss.

He took my place on Calvary,
And there He bore my sins for me;
O wondrous token of God’s grace,
When Jesus came and took my place.

2 He saw the diadem of thorns,
He heard the rabble’s plea,
Yet knowing all he chose to die,
And give Himself for me. [Refrain]

3 He took my place upon the tree,
And shall my soul despise,
The life that Jesus offers me,
In mercy’s sacrifice? [Refrain]

4 This guiltless Lamb, once and for all,
Was crucified and rose
Triumphant over sin and death,
To save me from these foes. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #46

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: There was no one to take my place
Title: He Took My Place
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: He took my place on Calvary



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Great Revival Hymns #48

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Great Revival Hymns No.2 #46

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