As a tree beside the water

As a tree beside the water

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [As a tree beside the water]
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1 As a tree beside the water,
Has the Savior planted me;
All my fruit shall be in season,
I shall live eternally.

I shall not be moved,
I shall not be moved;
Anchored to the Rock of Ages,
I shall not be moved.

2 Tho' the tempest rage around me,
Thro' the storm my Lord I see,
Pointing upward to that haven,
Where my loved ones wait for me. [Chorus]

3 When by grief my heart is broken,
And the sunshine steals away,
Then His grace, in mercy given,
Changes darkness into day. [Chorus]

4 When at last I stand before Him,
Oh, what joy it will afford,
Just to see the sinner ransomed,
And behold my sov'reign Lord. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #28

Author: 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 by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley Go to person page >

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First Line: As a tree beside the water
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: I shall not be moved



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