1887–1960
portrait

Jan­u­a­ry 21, 1887, Spring Hill, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Ju­ly 3, 1960, Whit­ti­er, Cal­i­for­nia.

Rose Hills Mem­or­i­al Park, Whit­ti­er, Cal­i­for­nia.

Alfred was the son of Stan­ley Frank Ack­ley and Ophel­ia A. Cogs­well, hus­band of Hel­en Ar­ma­cost, and broth­er of Bent­ley Ack­ley.

He 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.

  1. Abide in Me, the Path I Tread Is Drea­ry
  2. Agonies of Cal­vary Could Not His Love Dis­may, The
  3. All Day Long the Sweet­est Mu­sic
  4. All Is Well When I Am We­ary
  5. All Sin­ful and Fool­ish, My Life
  6. All the Dark­ness of the Night
  7. All the Sav­ior’s Glo­ry Mind Can Ne­ver
  8. All the Way with Je­sus
  9. All You Need God Will Do
  10. Among the Friends I Call My Own
  11. Are the Days of Long Ago Far Sweet­er?
  12. Are You Tired of Ev­ery­thing?
  13. Around the Cross the Ran­somed Stand
  14. As a Tree Be­side the Wa­ter
  15. At Cal­va­ry’s Cross I Met a Friend
  16. At the Cross I Met the Mas­ter
  17. At the End of the Road
  18. At the Place of Pray­er I Sought Him
  19. Back to the Faith of My Child­hood
  20. Back to the Faith of Our Fa­thers
  21. Be Hon­est with God
  22. Be Not Dis­cour­aged, God Still Is
  23. Beautiful Sab­bath, Day of Our Lord
  24. Behold Him Who Walks in the High­way
  25. Believe, to All Who Will Be­lieve
  26. Beyond the Dark­ness, Past the Sha­dows Deep
  27. Beyond the Storm Cloud Is the Rain­bow
  28. Beyond the Sun­set and the Shade
  29. Blessed Fel­low­ship My Soul Has Found, A
  30. Blessed Je­sus, O I Need Thee
  31. Bowing Low Be­neath the Bur­den of the Conf­lict
  32. Buried Deep in the Foun­tain of Mer­cy
  33. Can the Lord Use You?
  34. Can You Say You Love the Lord?
  35. Carry Me Back to the Love of My Mo­ther
  36. Christ Came to His Own, but They Spurned Him
  37. Christ Je­sus Is Mine, Mine For­ev­er
  38. Christ Loved Me, This Is the Rea­son
  39. Christ We For­get, The
  40. Christian, Re­joice, for the Lord Will Re­turn
  41. Clouds of Grief O’er­sha­dow the Sky, The
  42. Coming Home
  43. Could a Lit­tle Bit of Sun­shine
  44. Darkest Day Is Filled with Light, The
  45. Days Are Filled with Glad­ness
  46. Dearer Than All
  47. Do a Deed of Kind­ness Ev­ery Morn­ing
  48. Do Not Turn Away from One Who Loves You
  49. Each Mo­ment Is a Jew­el Rare
  50. Earthly Joys May Fail and Per­ish
  51. Every Day I Need Thee More and More
  52. Everybody Ought to Love My Sav­ior
  53. Face to Face His Spir­it Brings Us
  54. Faith Will Re­move the Moun­tain
  55. Father in Hea­ven, In­spire Our Poor Sight
  56. For Ser­vice I Am Set Apart
  57. Forgotten, the Vow You Made to Je­sus
  58. Forth from the King’s Eter­nal Throne
  59. Friend, You Need the Sav­ior
  60. Give Me Thy­self That I May Have
  61. Go Forth to Serve, as Je­sus Went
  62. God Calls un­to the Har­vest Field
  63. God Care for Me, Should I Be Car­ing
  64. God Has a Gar­den Where He
  65. God Has Not For­got­ten
  66. God Is Good, He Sends the Rain
  67. God Knows All About You
  68. God Ne­ver Dis­ap­points
  69. God of the Liv­ing Church Em­pow­er
  70. God’s To­mor­row
  71. Grace, Free Grace, Is the Pro­mise of God
  72. Have You Any Bur­dens?
  73. Have You Ev­er Thought There Is One Who Knows?
  74. Have You Set Your Face Towards Zi­on?
  75. He Lives
  76. He Reach­es Out a Wound­ed Hand
  77. He Will Not Let Me Fall
  78. Heartaches
  79. Help Me, Dear Lord, to Walk To­day
  80. He’s a Friend Above All
  81. His Love Is Far Bet­ter Than Gold
  82. His Love Is Great­er Than My Sin
  83. How Could Christ Love Such a World?
  84. How Do I Know That My Lord Is Di­vine?
  85. I Am Am­azed That God Could Ev­er Love Me
  86. I Am Com­ing Home
  87. I Am Hap­py in the Love of Je­sus
  88. I Am Liv­ing Each Day as I Jour­ney Be­low
  89. I Be­lieve That Je­sus Saves Me
  90. I Can Find Him Ev­ery­where
  91. I Could Ne­ver Get Along With­out Him
  92. I Do Not Ask for Di­a­dem or Scep­ter
  93. I En­tered by the Door of Faith
  94. I Feel the Waves of Glo­ry
  95. I Have a Dream With­in My Heart
  96. I Have a Friend Who Abides in My Heart
  97. I Have a Friend Who Cared Enough for Me
  98. I Have a Friend Who Cares for Me
  99. I Have a Friend Who Is Able to Save
  100. I Have Found a Great Sal­va­tion
  101. I Have Found a Won­drous Sav­ior
  102. I Have Found Rest in My Won­der­ful Lord
  103. I Have Found the Bless­ing
  104. I Hear a Voice So Soft and Low
  105. I Know an All Suf­fi­cient Sav­ior
  106. I Love Him Each Day Far Bet­ter
  107. I Love Thy House, O Lord Most High
  108. I Love to Hear My Sav­ior’s Voice
  109. I Love to Think That He
  110. I Ne­ver Walk Alone
  111. I Often Stop and Won­der Why
  112. I Own Not the Rich­es of Silver or Gold
  113. I Shall Dwell For­ev­er There
  114. I Shall Be Rea­dy to Wel­come the Sav­ior
  115. I Sing You the Song of a Won­der­ful Friend
  116. I Stand at the Dawn of a Beau­ti­ful Day
  117. I Think of Thee, O Bless­ed Sav­ior
  118. I Want Je­sus
  119. I Want to Live Like Je­sus Lived
  120. If We On­ly Knew the Joys That We Have Missed
  121. I Will Trust Him
  122. If You Are Wea­ry of Sin, There Is Rest
  123. If You Have a Friend in Sor­row
  124. If You Have a Load of Trou­ble
  125. If You Love Him, You Will Al­ways Speak for Je­sus
  126. If You On­ly Knew His Love for You
  127. If You Walk in the Vale of Sor­row
  128. If You Want to Be Hap­py, Take Je­sus
  129. If You Want to Know the Sav­ior
  130. If You Want to Know the Sec­ret of the Beau­ty
  131. I’ll Tell to All That God Is Love
  132. I’m One of His Own, by Pur­chase
  133. In His Ocean of Love with My Lord
  134. In the Dear Name of Je­sus Christ
  135. In the High­way of His Love
  136. In the Morn­ing I See His Face
  137. In the Morn­ing, Lord I Come
  138. In the Ser­vice of the King
  139. In the Win­ter’s Snow, So Soft and White
  140. Is It Far to the Cross Where the Sav­ior Died?
  141. Is the Christ That You Wor­ship
  142. Is There a Friend Who Knows All of My Sor­rows?
  143. I’ve Found a Ref­uge Where None Can Mo­lest
  144. Jehovah Is Thy God!
  145. Jesus Has Pro­mised to Save You from Sin
  146. Jesus Has Pro­mised Your Needs to Sup­ply
  147. Jesus Hides Me in the Storm of Evil
  148. Jesus Is the Joy of Liv­ing
  149. Jesus Is with Me
  150. Jesus, My Sav­ior, the Son of God
  151. Jesus, the Meek and Mild
  152. Just Be Thankful for the Little Things of Life
  153. Keep in Step with Je­sus
  154. King of My Heart Is Je­sus, The
  155. Knowing but Je­sus, His Cross and His Glo­ry
  156. Leaving All to Fol­low Je­sus
  157. Lest I Lose My Way and Wan­der
  158. Let God Use You to Tell the Old, Old Sto­ry
  159. Let Me Shelter Thee, Thou Canst Not Live Apart
  160. Let the Church March on Thru a Sin-Cursed World
  161. Life Was Meant to Be a Time of Joy and Beau­ty
  162. Lift Up My Soul, O Lord I Come Con­fess­ing
  163. Listening at the Heart’s Door
  164. Lo the Land of Pro­mises Lies Be­fore Us
  165. Lonely the Grave Where Je­sus Lies
  166. Long Have I Tried to Still the Rag­ing Tide
  167. Longing for Par­don I Seek Thee My Sav­ior
  168. Love Light­ed Cross Ne­ver Los­es Its Glow, The
  169. Love Opened Wide the Door
  170. Make Christ King of Men and Na­tions
  171. March On, Ye Sol­diers of the Cross
  172. Master Knows How Wea­ry Grows the Path, The
  173. Meet Him at the Cross
  174. Mine, a Sav­ior Who Is All Suf­fi­cient
  175. More Than You Know
  176. More Than You Will Ev­er Know
  177. Morning with Je­sus When La­bor Is End­ed
  178. My Con­fi­dence in Je­sus Grows Strong­er Ev­ery Day
  179. My Heart Be­longs to Je­sus
  180. My Heart Ov­er­flows
  181. My Life Is Full of Glo­ry
  182. My Mo­ther
  183. My Soul Was in Mis­e­ry
  184. My Yes­te­rday
  185. Never Give Up, Ne­ver Give Up
  186. Night Her Sil­ver Veil Is Wear­ing
  187. No More Bur­dens, No More Heart­aches
  188. No More Weep­ing o’er My Sin
  189. No Shades of Night to Lure from Right
  190. No Sha­dow of Turn­ing in Je­sus
  191. No Wel­come Gave a Dy­ing World
  192. O Blest Mem­or­i­al of Love That Ne­ver Fails
  193. O Come and Bow Be­fore Him
  194. O List the Sto­ry That Ne­ver Grows Old
  195. O Make Me Free, My Bless­ed Sav­ior
  196. O Son of God, Whence Are Those Tears
  197. O Son of God Who Died for Us
  198. O the Height I Can­not Mea­sure
  199. O the Mom­ents of Joy When My Soul Shall Take Wings
  200. O to Be Alone with Je­sus
  201. O to Be There, Where the Songs of Glo­ry
  202. O What Pain Your Heart Has Suf­fered
  203. O Why Do Wan­der in Sor­row?
  204. Once the Sun Was Ne­ver Shin­ing
  205. Only a Smile That Is Cheery and Bright
  206. Only in Je­sus, the Crucified Sav­ior
  207. Out of the Depths, Poor, Wretch­ed, Blind
  208. Pardoning Grace
  209. Peace I Re­ceived When He Saved Me, The
  210. Perfect Day Is Com­ing By and By, A
  211. Plain Is the Path Where Je­sus Is Lead­ing
  212. Praise Ye the God of Hea­ven
  213. Precious Re­deem­er in Je­sus I Find, A
  214. Read Your Bi­ble
  215. Repent! ’Tis the Voice of Je­sus
  216. Rock Ribbed Hills of Doubt I Tread, The
  217. Savior Left His Fa­ther’s House of Light, The
  218. Scenes of Beau­ty Greet Me
  219. Shadows of Ev­en­ing Around Us Are Fall­ing, The
  220. Sin Has Left Me Sore
  221. Sing Me a Song of Je­sus
  222. So Dear to Me Is Je­sus
  223. Soft and Low, Soft and Low
  224. Some Blessed Day My Cher­ished Dreams Shall Be
  225. Somebody Knows
  226. Somehow I Know That Christ Is Mine
  227. Somehow the Sav­ior Seems a Lit­tle Near­er
  228. Someone Is Here with a Bur­den
  229. Stand Fast in the Faith of the Cru­ci­fied
  230. Stand for the Right, the Right
  231. Sweetly Abiding, Kept by His Pow­er
  232. Take Me Just as I Am, My Sav­ior
  233. Take Up Thy Cross
  234. Teach Me to Pray, Lord, Hum­bly to Plead
  235. Tell the World There Is a Sav­ior
  236. That Won­der­ful Ci­ty Called Hea­ven
  237. There Are Many Hearts Nearly Broken
  238. There Are Many Trou­bles That Will Burst Like Bub­bles
  239. There Are Sha­dows of Sor­row That Dark­en Life’s Way
  240. There Are Stormy Days of Trou­ble
  241. There Came to the Earth a Pil­grim
  242. There Is a Face Di­vine­ly Fair
  243. There Is a Guide That Ne­ver Fal­ters
  244. There Is Good News for All the Dis­tressed
  245. There Is Mu­sic in the Air
  246. There Is One Who Knows All About You
  247. There Is On­ly One Name That Can Sa­tis­fy Men
  248. There Is On­ly One Way to the Sav­ior
  249. There Is Pow­er in the Cross of Je­sus
  250. There Shall Be No Tears
  251. There Was No One to Take My Place
  252. There’ll Be Light in the Sky
  253. There’s a Bur­den You Ne­ver Can Car­ry Alone
  254. There’s a Gar­den of Mem­o­ry Kissed by the Sun
  255. There’s a Land Where the Birds Are Ev­er Sing­ing
  256. There’s a New Day Dawn­ing (1923)
  257. There’s a Rain­bow in the Sky
  258. There’s a Rain­bow Shin­ing
  259. There’s a Sav­ior Who Walks by My Side All the Way
  260. There’s a Song in My Heart, ’Tis Je­sus
  261. Though You Have Fall­en on Life’s Way
  262. Through All the Sha­dows
  263. Through Life’s Pil­grim Way
  264. To My Soul Christ Came with Heal­ing
  265. Today I Need Thy Guid­ing Hand
  266. Tongue Can Ne­ver Tell How Much I Love Him
  267. Trust in the Lord, ’Tis the Joy of Liv­ing
  268. ’Twill Not Be Long Till All the Sha­dows
  269. Upon a Hill Be­fore Me, a Blood Stained Cross I See
  270. Vain Re­grets of Yes­ter­day, The
  271. Waiting for the King
  272. Wanderer with Bro­ken Heart, A
  273. Way of Sin Is Filled with Pain, The
  274. We Forget Him in the Rounds of Plea­sure
  275. We Owe Al­le­giance to a King
  276. We Shall Al­ways Be Hap­py Over There
  277. We Shall Travel with the King
  278. We Will Wait for the Com­ing of Je­sus
  279. Wealth of All Hea­ven Is Mine, The
  280. What Great Com­pas­sion Christ Has Shown
  281. What Is Your Life When by God’s Stand­ard Mea­sured
  282. What No­bler Deed Was Ev­er Wrought
  283. What Though the Way to Glo­ry
  284. What Will You Do When the Judge Ap­pears?
  285. What Will You Give to Je­sus?
  286. What Would We Do With­out the Clouds?
  287. Whatever Life May Bring You
  288. What’s the Use of Our Com­plain­ing?
  289. What’s the Use of Sigh­ing?
  290. When Dreams of Glo­ry Fade from My Sight
  291. When God Is Near, with Light My Path Is Glow­ing
  292. When I De­part, I Want Some Friend
  293. When I Have Fi­nished My Pil­grim­age Here
  294. When I Made a Full Sur­ren­der
  295. When I Re­called How I Had Spurned His Love
  296. When I See the King
  297. When I Think of the Love of My Sav­ior
  298. When I’m with Him
  299. When It’s Rain­ing and the Sun Is Shin­ing
  300. When Je­sus Shall Ap­pear
  301. When Je­sus Was a Child Like Me
  302. When Mine Eyes Be­hold the King in His Glo­ry
  303. When Our Race Is Run
  304. When the Days Are Dark and Long
  305. When the Life Is Torn with Sor­row
  306. When the Sun Go­eth Down
  307. When the World For­gets
  308. When You Know My Bless­ed Sav­ior
  309. When Your Heart Is Ach­ing, Turn to Je­sus
  310. Whenever You Are Temp­ted
  311. Who Can Tell How Great the Love Christ Re­veals?
  312. Who Knows?
  313. Who Will Be a Wit­ness?
  314. Wilderness of Sin I Roamed, The
  315. With Sor­row and Woe I Was Cru­el­ly Crowned
  316. Within My Heart I Hold a Fade­less Mem­o­ry
  317. Wonderful
  318. Wonderful Birth, to a Man­ger
  319. Won’t You Come Now and Give All to the Sav­ior
  320. World Needs a Friend Like Je­sus, The
  321. You Can Be a Bless­ing If You Will
  322. You Can Know Him Now
  323. You Can Know Je­sus and Love Him To­day
  324. You Cannot Hide from God
  325. You May Have Your Doubts of Hea­ven
  326. You Must Do Some­thing
  1. Neither Height, Nor Depth, Nor Breadth

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