'Twill Not Be Long

'Twill not be long till all the shadows

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [‘Twill not be long till all the shadows]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Twill not be long till all the shadows
Of earthly care shall pass away,
While from the land of endless morning,
Shall dawn the souls eternal day.

‘Twill not be long till Jesus calls me,
‘Twill not be long before I sing,
The glory song through countless ages,
Of victory through Christ my King.

2 ‘Twill not be long till I shall see Him,
The one who bore the cross for me,
His gift of love shall be my story,
My song through all eternity. [Refrain]

3 ‘Twill not be long till He will call me,
to cross the silent, moving tide,
‘Tis then I’ll look beyond the river,
And there behold my Lord and Guide. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns #99

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: 'Twill not be long till all the shadows
Title: 'Twill Not Be Long
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: 'Twill not be long till Jesus calls me



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Great Revival Hymns #99

Hymns for His Praise No. 2. Rev. ed. #d187

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