He Is True

To my soul Christ came with healing

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [To my soul Christ came with healing]
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1 To my soul Christ came with healing,
Bringing pace I never knew;
Wondrous truth to me revealing,
Others fail but He is true.

He is true, when shadows veil me,
He is true, when foes assail me,
He is true, tho’ others fail me,
He is true, yes, He is true.

2 When temptations overtake me,
And my friends are cold and few,
When I fall He’ll not forsake me,
Others fail but He is true. [Refrain]

3 When ‘tis dark, what does it matter,
Tho’ the clouds obscure my view,
At His word my troubles scatter,
Others fail but He is true. [Refrain]

4 So I thank Him for salvation,
That can all my soul renew,
Binding me in close relation
To His heart, for He is true. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #56

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 >

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First Line: To my soul Christ came with healing
Title: He Is True
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: He is true, when shadows veil me
Copyright: Public Domain


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