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The stranger by the sea

The strangers to God his grace and his love

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [The strangers to God]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The strangers to God,
His grace and His love,
Were gathered by blue Galilee.
To listen with joy
To words from the lips
Of the Stranger who sat by the sea.

They came and they were blest;
He gave the weary rest,
He made the blinded eyes to see;
He fed the hungry soul
And made the wounded whole,
By the waters of blue Galilee.

2 They sat at His feet
And looked in His face,
Content in His presence to be;
For no one before
Had cared for their souls,
Like the Stranger who sat by the sea. [Refrain]

3 Their souls were athirst;
They drank at the Fount
Of waters, life-giving and free;
Their strength was renewed,
Their hope was revived
By the Stranger who sat by the sea. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #54

Author: C. Austin Miles

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 >

Text Information

First Line: The strangers to God his grace and his love
Title: The stranger by the sea
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: They came and they were blest
Copyright: Public Domain



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Gospel Melodies and Evangelistic Hymns #54

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