1 This is my salvation, Jesus died for me,
Bought and sealed my pardon on the Cross of Calvary;
For my soul’s redemption there is naught to do,
O accept it, sinner, for it is for you.
I’ll never, never deny myself my share in His atonement;
I’ll never, never deny myself salvation thro’ the blood,
For when He died on the cross for me,
He bought and sealed my pardon,
And make me an heir and a son of God.
2 Praying, yes, and dying, Jesus spoke to me,
Prayed for my forgiveness, died to make me ever free;
Free from condemnation, ‘tis a message true,
O believe it, sinner, for it was for you. [Refrain]
3 Wonderful salvation! Grace so rich and free
Well deserves a life surrendered e’er His own to be;
Fully consecrated e’er His will to do,
Enter in, believer, for it is for you. [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 >