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Composer: 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 >

Tune Information

Composer: A. H. Ackley (1933)
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 55661 16355 66351
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © Copyright 1933. Renewed 1961 Word Music, LLC.


Composed in gospel-song style, ACKLEY is supported by a simple harmonization intended for part singing. Some rubato may be observed in the refrain's final line. Observe two pulses per bar. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #275
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #527
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #533
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #269
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #622
Chalice Hymnal #226
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #438
Himnos de la Iglesia #139
Hinário para o Culto Cristão #136
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #206
Hymns of Faith #167
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #42
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #365Audio
Mil Voces para Celebrar: Himnario Metodista #149
Moravian Book of Worship #792
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #550Audio
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #405Text InfoTune InfoAudio
Rejoice Hymns #327
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #251
Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #115
Sing Joyfully #285
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #31
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #368
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #253
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #220
The New National Baptist Hymnal #102
The United Methodist Hymnal #310Audio
The Worshiping Church #248
Worship and Rejoice #302
Include 30 pre-1979 instances
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