1 Oft perplexed by doubt and fear,
Yet I could but persevere
‘Till I found the Witness clear,
And sin could not abide.
I’m living above the shadows
Where never is night,
The valley is not the place
To live as Children of Light, Praise God!
There’s blessing the more abundant,
For those who dare to move into the circle,
Where dwelleth the fulness of His love.
2 Often tried, and tempted, too,
I have fought the battle thro’;
Light came in, and then I knew
That sin could not abide. [Refrain]
3 Don’t give up! The Spirit stands;
God will send His angel bands,
Strength to give to heart and hand
So sin cannot abide. [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 >