[I am happy in the service of the King]

[I am happy in the service of the King]

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 35 hymnals

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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: [I am happy in the service of the King]
Composer: B. D. Ackley
Incipit: 34554 56545 33432
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Organ Solo

  • Organ Hymn Tunes No. 4: Preludes, Interludes, Voluntaries
    Composer/Editors George S. Schuler; Alfred H. Ackley
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Hall-Mack Company (1971) pp. 2

Piano Solo

  • Glad Adoration: Sacred Arrangements for Piano
    Composer/Editor Gina Y. Sprunger
    Published By: SoundForth (2005) pp. 50
  • For Today and Always: 32 Songs of the Faith arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor W. Elmo Mercer
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 58


The Cyber Hymnal #3021
Text: In the Service of the King
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