Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 6 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

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 51233 33433 22572
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1944, Renewed 1972 by THE RODEHEAVER CO. (a div. or WORD, INC.)


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Rejoice Hymns #322

The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #369

The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #219

Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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