[Once my way was dark and dreary]

[Once my way was dark and dreary]

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 22 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

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Meter: 8.7.8.9.10.9.8.7.10.9.8.9
Incipit: 54654 33221 72543
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #5229
Text: Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary
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Hymns of Faith #273

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Small Church Music #883

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The Cyber Hymnal #5229

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Timeless Truths #1091

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #423

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