Wide, wide as the ocean,
high as the Heaven above;
deep, deep as the deepest sea
is my Saviour’s love.
I, though so unworthy,
still am a child of his care,
for his word teaches me
that his love reaches me ev'rywhere.
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 >
Display Title: Wide, Wide as the OceanFirst Line: Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the Heaven aboveTune Title: [Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the Heaven above]Author: C. A. M.Meter: 220.127.116.11Scripture: Romans 8:35Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Wide_Wide_as_the_Ocean); The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/w/i/d/widewide.htm)