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 >
Tune Title: [Far away the noise of strife upon my ear is falling]First Line: Far away the noise of strife upon my ear is fallingComposer: Charles A. MilesMeter: 126.96.36.199 RKey: B♭ MajorSource: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Dwelling_in_Beulah_Land); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (21)