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[There is joy in serving Jesus] (Ackley)

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: [There is joy in serving Jesus] (Ackley)
Composer: B. D. Ackley
Meter: Irreg. with Refrain
Incipit: 51342 32117 61443
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: © 1931, Ren. 1959 Rodeheaver



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Celebremos Su Gloria #511

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Redemption Hymnal #558

Rejoice Hymns #536

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #639

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Sing Joyfully #508


The Cyber Hymnal #13716

Worship and Service Hymnal #263

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Yes, Lord! #479

Include 12 pre-1979 instances
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