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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

Composer Bio Information

Ackley, Alfred Henry's bio information

Friday, January 21, 1887 - Sunday, July 3, 1960

Born: January 21, 1887, Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was brother to Bentley Ackley.
Died: July 3, 1960, Whittier, California.
Buried: Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, California.

Ackley received musical training from his father in New York City and at the Royal Academy of Music in London, and became a great cello player. After graduating from Westminster Theological Seminary in Maryland, he was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1914, and pastored in Wilkes-Barre and Elmhurst, Pennsylvania, and in Escondido, California. For a few years he worked with evangelist Billy Sunday, and also served as assistant pastor of Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He wrote some 1,500 religious and secular songs, and was associated with the Rodeheaver music company. John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, awarded him an honorary Doctor of Sacred Music degree.


As a Tree Beside the Water
Back to the Faith of My Childhood (© 1925)
Christ We Forget, The (© 1928)
Coming Home
God Has Not Forgotten (© 1928)
He Will Not Let Me Fall
He Lives (© 1933)
I Am Coming Home
I Can Find Him Everywhere (© 1929)
I Want Jesus (© 1933)
I Shall Dwell Forever There
In the Service of the King
Jesus Is the Joy of Living (© 1939)
Leaving All to Follow Jesus (© 1933)
Meet Him at the Cross (© 1936)
More Than You Know (© 1933)
Pardoning Grace
Repent! ’Tis the Voice of Jesus
Take Up Thy Cross
There Shall Be No Tears (© 1938)
There’s a New Day Dawning (1923)
There’s a Rainbow in the Sky (© 1930)
Somebody Knows
When I Have Finished My Pilgrimage Here
When the World Forgets (© 1925)
Wonderful (© 1938)


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