1 What shall separate us from a Saviour’s love?
Nothing ever shall, if we hold it fast;
Neither life nor death, nor present thing, nor past,
Not depths below nor heights above.
I am free from condemnation,
I claim a full salvation,
There’ll be no separation
I and Christ are one.
I am glad He sought and found me,
And threw His arms around me,
With love that shall surround me
‘Til life is done.
2 Life is life a boat upon a stormy sea,
Filled with trials too, oft by care beset;
But this blessed promise from the Word I get,
And I know it is meant for me. [Refrain]
3 O the best assurance, O what joy is mine,
When by faith I see what my Lord has done;
Not begotten, but adopted, I’m God’s son,
An heir with Christ thro’ grace divine. [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 >