1 There’s a land where the birds are ever singing,
Where the flow’rs in their beauty never fade,
Where the joy bells of love are ever ringing,
And no evil shall ever dare invade.
In the land where they never say goodbye,
No sad partings, for none shall ever die, shall ever die;
We shall sing the same old story,
We shall wear a crown of glory,
In the land where they never say goodbye.
2 We shall tell of the way that we have traveled,
When at last we shall enter heaven’s door,
And the problems of life will be unraveled,
When we meet on that bright eternal shore. [Refrain]
3 We shall gaze on His face in adoration,
Joy resplendent shall thrill our souls anew,
As we crown Him the King of our salvation,
And eternity’s glories come to view. [Refrain]
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.
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