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|Born: September 27, 1872, Spring Hill, Pennsylvania. He was brother to Alfred Ackley. |
Died: September 3, 1958, Winona Lake, Indiana.
Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Indiana. Homer Rodeheaver lies nearby.
Ackley showed musical talent early, learning the melodeon, piano, coronet, clarinet and piccolo as a boy. After moving to New York City in 1888, he began playing the organ in several churches. In 1907, he joined the Billy Sunday-Homer Rodeheaver evangelism team as secretary-pianist, and traveled with them for eight years. As a composer and editor with the Rodeheaver Company, he wrote over 3,000 Gospel tunes.
- By and By
- Have You Prayed It Through?
- He Will Not Let Me Fall
- I Love Jesus
- I Walk with the King
- I Would Be Like Jesus
- In the Service of the King
- Once My Way Was Dark and Dreary
- Repent! ’Tis the Voice of Jesus
- Satisfied (Ackley)
- Somebody Else Needs a Blessing
- Somebody Knows
- There Will I Follow Thee
- This My Plea
- Who Will Open Mercy’s Door?