[Earthly pleasures vainly call me]

[Earthly pleasures vainly call me]

Composer: B. D. Ackley (1912)
Published in 43 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Composer: B. D. Ackley

Bentley DeForrest Ackley was born 27 September 1872 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the oldest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the brother of A. H. Ackley. In his early years, he traveled with his father and his father's band. He learned to play several musical instruments. By the age of 16, after the family had moved to New York, he began to play the organ for churches. He married Bessie Hill Morley on 20 December 1893. In 1907 he joined the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team as secretary/pianist. He worked for and traveled with the Billy Sunday organization for 8 years. He also worked as an editor for the Homer Rodeheaver publishing company. He composed more than 3000 tunes. He died 3 September 1958 in Winona Hills, In… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: B. D. Ackley (1912)
Meter: 8.5.8.5 with refrain
Incipit: 33223 32151 21174
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Media

Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #891
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3189
Text: I Would Be Like Jesus
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #891ScoreAudio
Hymns of Faith #360TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #384
Rejoice Hymns #434
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #311
Sing Joyfully #431TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #1287Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #330
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #561TextPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #3189TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #388TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #245
Include 31 pre-1979 instances
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