When our race is run

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1 When our race is run,
And life’s setting sun
Casts its shadows o’er the sky;
We shall still endure,
If our hope is sure,
When at last we say “Goodbye.”

When at last we say goodbye,
When at last we say goodbye;
Shall it be with sighing,
Or with hope undying,
When at last we say goodbye?

2 Will our work be done,
And the battle won,
Will it mean a crown to die?
Or the awful fate
Of a soul too late,
When at last we say “Goodbye.” [Refrain]

3 Shall the dear ones left,
Of our love bereft,
Hope to greet us in the sky?
We may know today,
Jesus is the Way,
When at last we say “Goodbye.” [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No.2 #147

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: When our race is run
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: When at last we say goodbye



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