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[Wide, wide as the ocean]

[Wide, wide as the ocean]

Composer: C. Austin Miles (1914)
Published in 13 hymnals

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Composer: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Wide, wide as the ocean]
Composer: C. Austin Miles (1914)
Incipit: 11765 33333 45677
Key: C Major
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #7467
Text: Wide, Wide as the Ocean
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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #833

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Church Service Hymns #421


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #751

Hymns for Praise and Service #366

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Pinebrook Choruses #212

Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #171

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Singspiration Two #101


Small Church Music #1452

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Songs and Choruses for Fishers of Men #12


The Cyber Hymnal #7467


The Cyber Hymnal #14445


Timeless Truths #39

Youth Sings #124

Exclude 6 pre-1979 instances
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