1 My sins, O the peace-giving thought,
Are buried beneath the wild wave,
Since God in His mercy has brought
His wonderful power to save.
“Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea,”
‘Tis the word of the Lord, and sufficient for me,
Tho’ the billows may roar and may break on the shore,
They are lost in its depths, and can reach me no more,
Of the place where they’re buried,
Only God holds the key,
In the depths, the depths of the sea.
2 No more shall they rise to distress,
Or trouble the peace of my soul,
As o’er them in power to bless
God’s waves of forgiveness shall roll. [Refrain]
3 No tempest can bring to the light
The sins He has buried for aye,
My soul precious is in His sight,
And He will protect it alway. [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 >