When I kneel down to pray

Somehow the Savior seems a little nearer

Author: A. H. Ackley
Tune: [Somehow the Savior seems a little nearer]
Published in 6 hymnals

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 ackleygenealogy.com by Ed Ackley and Allen C. Ackley Go to person page >

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First Line: Somehow the Savior seems a little nearer
Title: When I kneel down to pray
Author: A. H. Ackley
Refrain First Line: I know that he will always hear me

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