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What great compassion Christ has shown

What great compassion Christ has shown

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [What great compassion Christ has shown]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What great compassion Christ has shown!
Why should He love me so?
No greater love the world has known;
Why should He love me so?

Refrain:
Why should He love me so?
Why should He love me so?
It was for me He bled and died,
O why should He love me so?

2 I owe Him more than I can pay;
Why should He love me so?
My debt is growing day by day;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

3 If I should false and sinful be,
Why should He love me so?
There’s naught can change His love for me;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

4 In life, in death, to Him I’ll cling;
Why should He love me so?
He is my Savior, Lord and King;
Why should He love me so? [Refrain]

Source: Worship and Service #14

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: What great compassion Christ has shown
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Why should he love me so

Timeline

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Hymns of Blessing for the Living Church #16

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Life Songs #49

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New Songs of Pentecost #5

Treasury of Song #d307

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Worship and Service #14

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