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Dearer Than All

Ye who the love of a mother have known

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Ye who the love of a mother have known]
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Ye who the love of a mother have known,
There is a love sweeter far you may own,
Love all-sufficient for sin to atone;
Jesus is dearer than all.

Refrain:
Dearer than all, yes, dearer than all,
He is my King, before Him I fall;
No friend like Jesus my soul can enthrall,
Jesus is dearer, far dearer than all.

2 Jesus entreats you in Him to confide,
Make Him your constant companion and guide;
He can do more than the whole world beside;
Jesus is dearer than all. [Refrain]

3 Heaven, with all of its beauty so rare,
With my Redeemer can never compare;
He is the glory transcendent up there;
Jesus is dearer than all. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #64

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: Ye who the love of a mother have known
Title: Dearer Than All
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: Dearer than all, yes, dearer than all
Copyright: Public Domain

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