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[Vile and sinful though my heart may be]

[Vile and sinful though my heart may be]

Composer: B. D. Ackley
Published in 13 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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: [Vile and sinful though my heart may be]
Composer: B. D. Ackley
Incipit: 55654 51233 22123
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #963
Text: Coming Home
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6247
Text: He ny hoby ao an-danitra (See! There is a joy in heaven)
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #80

Audio

Small Church Music #6247

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #963

Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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