[When God is near, with light my path is glowing]

[When God is near, with light my path is glowing]

Composer: A. H. Ackley
Published in 1 hymnal

Composer: A. H. Ackley

Alfred Henry Ackley was born 21 January 1887 in Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was the youngest son of Stanley Frank Ackley and the younger brother of B. D. Ackley. His father taught him music and he also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland and was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1914. He served churches in Pennsylvania and California. He also worked with the Billy Sunday and Homer Rodeheaver evangelist team and for Homer Rodeheaver's publishing company. He wrote around 1500 hymns. He died 3 July 1960 in Los Angeles. Dianne Shapiro (from ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley) Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [When God is near, with light my path is glowing]
Composer: A. H. Ackley
Copyright: 1939 by The Rodeheaver Co.


Organ Solo

  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 36 Number 2 December 1972: A Bi-Monthly Anthology for Church Organists
    Composer/Editors Lani Smith; Alfred H. Ackley
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1972) pp. 62
  • Gospel Stylings for the Modern Organist: The Ackley Gospel Collection
    Composer/Editors Ralph Sunden; William McMains
    Published By: Pointer Publications, Inc. (1970) pp. 16
  • Clayton's Organ Melodies No. 2: A Collection of Beloved Hymns and Gospel Songs
    Composer/Editor Norman J. Clayton
    Published By: The Rodeheaver Company (1965) pp. 17


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