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: Wonderful birth, to a manger He came
Title: Wonderful
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Wonderful name He bears
Copyright: © 1938, by The Rodeheaver Company.



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

20th Century Gospel Songs #35

Carry Away a Song #d133

Choice Light and Life Songs #32

Choir Favorites #d72

Christ for America #d63

Christian Service Songs #2

Christian Youth at Song #d103

Church Service Hymns #164

Gospel Hymnal #d396

Hymns for Praise and Service #103

Hymns of Glorious Praise #d471


Inspiring Hymns #11

Melodies of Grace and Hope #d263

Praise Ye the Lord #d133

Songs of the Church #d251

Spiritual hymns of worship #d562

Tabernacle Hymns #128

Tabernacle Hymns #5

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d495

The King's Songs #144

The New Church Hymnal #42

Youthspiration #d68

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