We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

[I am happy in the service of the King]

[I am happy in the service of the King]

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 31 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

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

Arrangements

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

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3021
Text: In the Service of the King
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
TextPage Scan

Hymns of Faith #473

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #384

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #3021

TextPage Scan

Yes, Lord! #491

Include 27 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.