Posts Tagged ‘9/3/1958’

1. In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed,
But now I am happy—securely I rest;
From morning till evening glad carols I sing,
And this is the reason—I walk with the King.

I walk with the King, hallelujah!
I walk with the King, praise His Name!
No longer I roam, my soul faces home,
I walk and I talk with the King.

2. For years in the fetters of sin I was bound,
The world could not help me—no comfort I found;
But now like the birds and the sunbeams of spring,
I’m free and rejoicing—I walk with the King.

3. O soul near despair in the lowlands of strife,
Look up and let Jesus come into your life;
The joy of salvation to you He would bring—
Come into the sunlight and walk with the King.

Bentley D Ackley composed the tune to the above.

Bentley DeForest (B D) Ackley died this date 9/3/1958 at Wi­no­na Lake, In­di­a­na.  Bentley, brother to Al­fred Ack­ley a song writer, is said to have written over 3000 song tunes.  He was born 9/27/1872 at Spring Hill, Penn­syl­van­ia, also the home town of Alfred, his younger brother.

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