1 I claim for my own a King on a throne,
The Maker of land and of sea;
Whose throne is on high, He ever is nigh,
To love and care for me.
Wide, wide as the ocean,
High as the heavens above;
Deep, deep as the deepest sea,
Is my Saviour’s love;
I, though so unworthy,
Still am a child of His care,
For His word teaches me that His love reaches me ev’rywhere.
2 I wander away, from Him I might stray,
But ever the sound of His voice
Is calling to me where e’er I may be,
To make my heart rejoice. [Refrain]
3 The byways are fair but often a snare,
Is hidden where pleasures abound;
So close to His side I’ll ever abide,
For safety there is found. [Refrain]
Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >