Wide as the Ocean

I claim for my own a King on a throne

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I claim for my own a King on a throne]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #192

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I claim for my own a King on a throne
Title: Wide as the Ocean
Author: C. Austin Miles
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Wide, wide as the ocean
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Gems Number 1 #24

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Jubilate #192

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