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 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 - 36 of 36)

African American Heritage Hymnal #275

Ambassador Hymnal #527

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #533

Baptist Hymnal 2008 #269

Cáliz de Bendiciones #149

Celebrating Grace Hymnal #622

Chalice Hymnal #226

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #438

Complete Mission Praise #295

Himnos de la Iglesia #139

Hinário para o Culto Cristão #136

Hymns for a Pilgrim People #206

Hymns of Faith #167

Lift Every Voice and Sing II #42


Lift Up Your Hearts #365

Mil Voces para Celebrar #149

Moravian Book of Worship #792


Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #550

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #405

Rejoice Hymns #327

Santo, Santo, Santo #198

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #251

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #115

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #345

Sing Joyfully #285

Songs of Zion #30

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #31

The Celebration Hymnal #368

The Christian Life Hymnal #526

The Covenant Hymnal #253

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #220

The New National Baptist Hymnal #102

The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #119


The United Methodist Hymnal #310

The Worshiping Church #248

Worship and Rejoice #302

Include 43 pre-1979 instances
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