1 Toiling, and often weary,
Yet there is joy in serving Christ our King;
Leaning upon His promise,
With assurance I can sing.
So I’m singing hallelujahs!
In the cloud or in the sunshine,
Satisfied to be with Jesus
In the darkest night or in the day,
Nothing here can ever harm me,
Nor the foes of earth alarm me,
While I’m walking hand in hand
With Jesus all the way.
2 Weeping, but never murm’ring,
Thro’ all my tears I see His loving smile;
Walking, but never lonely,
He is with me all the while. [Refrain]
3 Trusting that He will bring me
Thro’ ev’ry trial, ev’ry trouble here;
Knowing I shall be like Him,
All my doubts now disappear. [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 >