Scripture Verse

Wheresoever this Gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world… Mark 14:9


Alfred H. Ackley (1887–1960)

Words: Al­fred H. Ack­ley, in Gold­en Bells, ed­it­ed by Ho­mer A. Ro­de­hea­ver (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­de­hea­ver Com­pa­ny, 1923), num­ber 138.

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Bentley D. Ackley (1872–1958)


I’ll tell to all that God is love;
For the world has ne­ver known
The great com­pas­sion of His heart
For the way­ward and the lone.


Till the whole world knows,
Till the whole world knows,
I will shout and sing of Christ my king,
Till the whole world knows.

I’ll tell of mer­cy’s bound­less tide,
Like the wa­ters of the sea,
That co­vers ev­ery sin of man;
’Tis sal­va­tion full and free.


I’ll tell of grace that keeps the soul,
Of abid­ing peace with­in,
Of faith that ov­er­comes the world,
With its tu­mult and its din.


Eternal glo­ry is the goal
That awaits the sons of light;
Eternal dark­ness, black as death,
For the child­ren of the night.