[There's a song of joy, I sing it ev'ry day] (Ackley)

[There's a song of joy, I sing it ev'ry day] (Ackley)

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 4 hymnals


Printable scores: 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

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Incipit: 34551 77665 62344
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Instances

Instances (1 - 4 of 4)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Herald of Praise #55Page Scan
The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #55AudioPage Scan
The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #35TextScoreAudioPage Scan
The Popular Hymnal #259Page Scan
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