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[Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today]

[Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today]

Composer: A. H. Ackley
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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

Title: [Are the days of long ago far sweeter than today]
Composer: A. H. Ackley
Incipit: 33236 51217 76744
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Piano Solo

  • Sacred Classics Book Two: In Hymn Interpretations for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Henrietta Eleanor Fruen
    Published By: Biola Book Room (1941) pp. 30
  • Instrumental Church Service Selections: For Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editors Clarence Kohlmann; Alfred H. Ackley
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1937) pp. 20


Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #53

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Favorites Number 2 #31

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Glad Gospel Songs #38


Jubilate #64

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Pinebrook Choruses #38

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