[God understands your sorrow] (Ackley)

[God understands your sorrow] (Ackley)

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 8 hymnals

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

Title: [God understands your sorrow] (Ackley)
Composer: B. D. Ackley
Incipit: 56534 32565
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Copyright, 1937, by The Rodeheaver Co. International Copyright Secured.



Organ Solo

  • Gospel Stylings for the Modern Organist: The Ackley Gospel Collection
    Composer/Editors Ralph Sunden; William McMains
    Published By: Pointer Publications, Inc. (1970) pp. 26
  • Sacred Songs for Organ No. 3: Registrations for Hammond and Pipe Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Slack
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1965) pp. 16
  • Organ Hymn Tunes No. 1: Preludes, Interludes, Voluntaries
    Composer/Editor George S. Schuler
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1960) pp. 12

Piano Solo

  • Clayton Piano Melodies No. 3
    Composer/Editor Norman J. Clayton
    Published By: Norman Clayton Publishing Company (1968) pp. 12
  • Instrumental Church Service Selections No. 2: For Organ or Piano
    Composer/Editors Clarence Kohlmann; Alfred H. Ackley
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1948) pp. 7


Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Christian Service Songs #135

Church Service Hymns #54

Edward MacHugh's Treasury of Gospel Hymns and Poems #5


Favorites Number 2 #43

Himnario Adventista #118

Oswald Smith's Best Songs #21


The King's Songs #27

Victorious Hymns #26

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