January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.

March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Hillcrest Memorial Park, Washington, New Jersey.

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 Hall-Mack 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 use to my Master, whom I serve willingly although not as efficiently as is my desire.

Miles’ works include:

  1. Across the Mystic Maze of Years
  2. After a While, the Burdens We Have Borne So Long
  3. All Alone
  4. All Blotted Out, All Blotted Out
  5. All Earth Today Is Bright and Gay
  6. All for Me
  7. All Hail to Thee, Emanuel!
  8. All Is Dark, I Cannot See My Way
  9. All My Cloudy Days Are Bright
  10. All Paths Are Bright
  11. All That Drew Me I Have Left Behind
  12. All That Held Me, I Have Left Behind
  13. All That I Am or Hope to Be
  14. All the Joy in the World Is Thine
  15. All the World Is Bright to Me
  16. Answering Thy Call
  17. Anything or Nothing
  18. Army of the Cross, The
  19. As a Lighthouse on the Shore
  20. As the Day Breaks
  21. At Morning, When We Awaken
  22. At One with God
  23. At the Cross, at the Cross, Wonder Found Me
  24. Awake, and in His Strength Renewed
  25. Awake, Awake, O Earth, Awake and Sing!
  26. Awake, Awake, the Dawn of Day Is Breaking
  27. Awake, Awake, with Light the Skies Are Glowing
  28. Away with Doubt, Away with Fear
  29. Beautiful Flowers of Eden
  30. Believer, There’s a Blessing
  31. Bells of Peace on High
  32. Betrayed with a Kiss
  33. Birds Have Their Nests, The
  34. Blessed Be He, the God of Our Salvation
  35. Blessed Comforter, Dwell in Me I Pray
  36. Bring, O Bring Again to Me
  37. By the Blood on the Cross of Calvary
  38. By Thy Love Which Feared No Danger
  39. Carols Sing to Our King
  40. Cheerily, Cheerily Singing
  41. Cheerful Word, a Kindly Smile, A
  42. Child in Lowly Manger Lying
  43. Christ Is Born
  44. City of Refuge, The
  45. Cheerily, Cheerily Singing
  46. Clinging to Calvary
  47. Close, Close to Thee!
  48. Cloud and Fire, The
  49. Clouds May Hover Over Me
  50. Come Where the Fountains Are Flowing
  51. Come, Ye Heavy Laden
  52. Conquest Banners Streaming
  53. Cross Crowned Hill Above a Verdant Plain
  54. Crucified!
  55. Day By Day, Hour By Hour
  56. Days That Glide So Swiftly, The
  57. Decision
  58. Do You Know the Savior as I Know Him?
  59. Don’t You Hear the Tumult in the City?
  60. Down By a River Where the Breezes Blow
  61. Draw Me Nearer, O My Savior
  62. Dwelling in Beulah Land
  63. Earth Is but a Place to Tarry
  64. Easter Bells, Easter Bells, Pealing
  65. Ever Abiding in His Love
  66. Every Voice That Carols to the King
  67. Faith Reveals in Untold Beauty
  68. Faithful Is He
  69. Falter Not
  70. Far Above Earth’s Tumult
  71. Far Above the World So High
  72. Far and Wide the Angels’ Song
  73. Far Up the Mountain of Sin Do I Roam
  74. Flow, Flow on Life’s Broad Stream
  75. Flowers in the Meadow Growing
  76. For Gentle Rain That Fills Anew the Spring
  77. For My Sins, Is Pardon Found
  78. For You, Sinner, for You
  79. Fountain Was Opened on Calvary, A
  80. Forward, Christian Soldier, Go
  81. From Dawn to Evensong Is but a Day
  82. From the Morning Dawn as the Hours Roll On
  83. From the Throne Flows a Wondrous Stream
  84. Galilean, Meek and Lowly
  85. Gather the Sunbeams as They Fall
  86. Give Me No Treasures That Last but a While
  87. Go and Tell unto All the Gospel Story
  88. God Holds the Key to the Crosses
  89. God Is Calling Now for Workers
  90. God Is Ever Careful of His Own
  91. God Laid on Me a Cross to Carry
  92. God’s Own Hand Shall Lead Me
  93. Golden Sands Are Flowing, The
  94. Gospel Train, The
  95. Grant, My Dear Lord, Thy Blessing unto Me
  96. Hark, on the Highway of Life a Sound
  97. Hark, the Sabbath Bells Are Pealing Softly
  98. Hasten Away
  99. Hate Made a Cross from the Wood of a Tree
  100. Have You Done Your Very Best?
  101. He Is Mine
  102. He My Refuge Is, My Fortress
  103. Hear the Angels Singing
  104. Hear the Chimes of the Gospel Bells
  105. Heavenly Doors Were Opened
  106. Heavens Are Telling the Glory of God, The
  107. Here We All Must Part
  108. He’s Able and Willing
  109. Hills Are Crowned with Roses, The
  110. Hold Thou My Hand, O Lord?
  111. Holy Bible, Word Divine
  112. Hope of the World Is Calvary, The
  113. Hope of the World Is Jesus, The
  114. How Glorious Is the Holy Word
  115. How Often You Think of Your Home
  116. I Am Alpha and Omega
  117. I Am Fully Satisfied with Jesus’ Love
  118. I Am Glad to Tell, with My Soul ’Tis Well
  119. I Am Happy Every Day, for I Know
  120. I Am Happy in the Lord, Sweetly Trusting
  121. I Am Not Under Law, I’m Under Grace
  122. I Am Rejoicing Now in Sins Forgiven
  123. I Am Sailing on a Sea
  124. I Am the Way, the Savior Said
  125. I Cannot Understand While Walking Hand in Hand
  126. I Claim for My Own a King on a Throne
  127. I Do Not Ask
  128. I Do Not Know and None Can Tell
  129. I Do Not Know the Depth of Jesus’ Love
  130. I Have a Comrade Who Knows Me Well
  131. I Have a Friend Indeed, a Friend I Often Need
  132. I Have a Friend, Than Whom I Need No Other
  133. I Have a Friend Unfailing
  134. I Have a Friend Who Knows Me So Well
  135. I Have Blessed Peace Though the Storm May Beat
  136. I Knew I Was a Sinner
  137. I Know I Am a Sinner in the Sight of God
  138. I Know Whom I Have Believed
  139. I Know I Love My Savior
  140. I Love Him Because I Know Him
  141. I Love Him, Though Unworthy Ever
  142. I Love to Think of Jesus
  143. I Must Have Jesus with Me
  144. I Must Lay This Body Down and Soar Away
  145. I Often Wonder What Shall Be
  146. I Saw Around the Throne
  147. I Seem to See One Walking By the Sea of Galilee
  148. I Sought to Find My Heart’s Desire
  149. I Strive to Walk the Narrow Way
  150. I Walk with Jesus Tho’ His Pierced Feet
  151. I Want to Be Saved
  152. I Want to Be There at the Roll Call
  153. I Want to Tell the Story I Love So Well
  154. I Will Not Leave You Comfortless
  155. I Will Not Let Thee Go Until Thou Bless Me
  156. I Will Seek to Be a Blessing
  157. I’d Like to Be a Child Again
  158. If a Cross I Bear
  159. If Jesus Goes with Me
  160. If the Voice of God Should Come to You
  161. If You Have Knelt Before Your God in Prayer
  162. I’ll Cling to Him, Whose Pierced Feet
  163. I’ll Cling to Thee, Jesus, in Joy and in Pain
  164. I’m Going There
  165. I’ll Never Cease to Love Him
  166. I’m Weary of Bearing My Burden
  167. In a Manger Low, in a Cattle Shed
  168. In My Heart I Have a Song
  169. In the Beauty of the Earth
  170. In the Garden
  171. In the Glory of the Early Morning
  172. In the Upper Garden
  173. In the Word of God Is a Wondrous Plan
  174. In Thee Do I Live
  175. In Thy Hands, O Jesus, All My Life I Place
  176. Is There on Your Heart a Burden
  177. Is There One Who Can Feed the Hungry Soul?
  178. I’ve Been Redeemed By the Precious Blood
  179. Jerusalem, O City Bright
  180. Jesus! Blessèd Name!
  181. Jesus Christ My Pardon Purchased
  182. Jesus, I Have Come to Thee
  183. Jesus in the Morning When I Wake
  184. Jesus Knows My Cares
  185. Jesus, My Savior, Calls in Tones So Clear
  186. Jesus, My Savior, When I Stand and View
  187. Jesus, to Thee I Kneel in Sweet Submission
  188. Joy Is Springing in This Soul of Mine
  189. Just a Little Nearer, Speaks a Loving Voice
  190. Just a Step from Here to Heaven
  191. Just to Have the Loving Heart of Jesus
  192. King Divine Is a Friend of Mine, A
  193. King Is Born in Bethlehem, A
  194. Kings of the Earth Dwell in Palaces Fair
  195. Let Him In
  196. Life Is but a Moment That Soon Will Be Past
  197. Life Is but a Span in the Measure of Years
  198. Life Is Full of Sunshine
  199. Life Is Like the Rolling Ocean
  200. Little More Giving, A
  201. Listen to the Song the Birds Are Singing
  202. Long Ago I Lost My Evil Love for Sinning
  203. Look for Me!
  204. Lord, Is It I?
  205. Look Up When All the Way Is Dark
  206. Love, Mercy and Grace
  207. Love of the Savior of Sinners, The
  208. Lullaby, Lullaby, Angels Guard
  209. March On, O Sons of God
  210. Master Is Come and Calleth for Thee, The
  211. Mid the Throng in Which I’m Daily Living
  212. Mourners Left Weeping, The
  213. My Father’s House Above
  214. My Heart Is Singing as the Days Go By
  215. My Lord Has Done So Much for Me
  216. My Sins, O the Peace-Giving Thought
  217. My Sins Were Many, Without a Doubt
  218. My Trust I Place Now and Ever
  219. My Way Was Not the Right Way
  220. Myriads of Fragrant Flowers
  221. Name of All the Names the Dearest
  222. Never Friendless, I Have a Wonderful Friend
  223. Never Mind the Weather, Dark or Fair
  224. New Name in Glory, A
  225. Next Step, The
  226. No Caste Nor Creed, Nor Party Pride
  227. No Matter Where You May Roam
  228. No One Can Help You but Jesus
  229. Nothing Have I to Offer Worth His Praise
  230. O Come and Walk with Me
  231. O for Words to Sing unto Christ My King
  232. O Friend of Sinners, I Know Thy Great Compassion
  233. O Garden Lowly, Earthly Yet Holy
  234. O Give Ear to Our Cry O Lord
  235. O Happy Christian, Who Knows His Sin Forgiven
  236. O How Marvelous, O How Wonderful
  237. O I’m Travelling, Hallelujah
  238. O Joyous Bells of Easter Morning
  239. O Let Us to the Tomb Now Wend
  240. O Radiant Morn, When Jesus Was Born
  241. O Sin of Mine, That Bowed His Head
  242. O Sinner, Your Savior Now Waiting Stands
  243. O the Joyous Greetings We Shall See
  244. O the Wondrous Love the Father Shows
  245. O What a Change from a World of Despair
  246. O’er the Battlements of Heaven
  247. O’er the Hills and Valleys Let the Tidings Fly
  248. Oft Perplexed By Doubt and Fear
  249. Once upon the Cross Jesus Died for Me
  250. Open, O Gates of Glory
  251. Open Wide the Windows of Your Soul and Find
  252. Other Folks May Not Approve Me
  253. Out on the Ocean My Frail Bark Will Glide
  254. Over All a God of Love Is Reigning
  255. Over and Over, I’m Tempted and Tried
  256. Over the Valleys the Shadows Fall
  257. Path That I Have Trod, The
  258. Pathway Is Often So Dreary, The
  259. Put on the Wedding Garment
  260. Rejoice, Rejoice, the King
  261. Remember Thy Creator
  262. Ring a Message Far and Wide
  263. Ring On, O Bells of Hope
  264. Ring, Ring, Merry, Merry Bells
  265. Ringing Sweetly on the Quiet Air
  266. Room for Jesus, Can It Be?
  267. Rouse Ye! O Ye Freemen!
  268. Safe in the Fold We’ve Gathered the Sheep
  269. Savior Stands Outside Thy Door, The
  270. Say, What Means This Great Commotion?
  271. Shadows of the Night, The
  272. Shepherd Divine Be Thou Near Us
  273. Sin May Leave Its Mark on Me
  274. Sing Alleluia!
  275. Sing with Joy, for the World Still Awaits to Hear
  276. Slumber, Child Divine
  277. Sometimes Above the Path I Tread
  278. Sometimes the Days Seem So Dreary
  279. Sometimes You Grow Weary
  280. Somewhere on the Path of Life
  281. Souls Are Dying Everywhere
  282. Sowing, Sowing, Sowing for the Master
  283. Star of the Christmas Morning
  284. Star of the Midnight Gleaming
  285. Story of Redemption Still Is Told, The
  286. Storms Do Not Alarm Me
  287. Stranger by the Sea, The
  288. Strangers to God, His Grace and His Love, The
  289. Sunshine
  290. Sweep on to Conquer the Unknown World
  291. Sweet Are the Roses of Sharon
  292. Take Jesus with You in Youth’s Brightest Hours
  293. Take Your Burden to Jesus
  294. Tarry with Me, My Savior
  295. Tell Us
  296. There Are Many Mansions Fair
  297. There Are Sorrows Which for Us Are Hard to Bear
  298. There Are Those Who Are Discouraged
  299. There Are Two Ways Before Me
  300. There I Would Be
  301. There Is a City, Bright and Fair
  302. There Is a Name That Is Laden with Grace
  303. There Is Hope, O Soul, for You
  304. There Is No Cross Now Standing
  305. There Is No Day So Dark, but Has Its Gleam
  306. There Is No Death
  307. There Is No Storm Where Jesus Is
  308. There Is One Who Always Walks Beside Me
  309. There Is One Who Stands upon the Threshold
  310. There May Be Lands as Yet Unknown
  311. There Was a Rose in Sharon Growing
  312. There’s a Land of Peace and Plenty
  313. There’s a Land to Which My Steps Are Leading
  314. There’s a Mansion That Is Waiting Over There
  315. There’s a Message Borne
  316. There’s a Mother on Her Knees in Prayer
  317. There’s a Name That Makes My Happiness Complete
  318. There’s a Robe That I Shall Wear
  319. There’s a Shout in the Camp
  320. There’s a Wedding Feast Preparing
  321. They Crucified Him Who Knew No Sin
  322. This Is My Salvation, Jesus Died for Me
  323. This Land Through Which I Journey
  324. Thou Shalt Not Have, So Says the Lord
  325. Though All the World May Pass Me By
  326. Though I Know I Must Go Through the Valley Low
  327. Though Many, Many Years May Pass Away
  328. Though the Hand of Winter Touches Hill and Plain
  329. Though the Storms of Life May Gather
  330. Though the Tomb Essayed to Hold Him
  331. Though the World Allure with Its Gilded Charm
  332. Through the Heavy Losses
  333. Thy White Stars Laid in Heaven’s Blue
  334. Time Stands and Waits While We Go Rushing By
  335. ’Tis the Lord Who Redeems Us
  336. Toiling, and Often Weary
  337. Trusting in Jesus from Day to Day
  338. ’Twas Love That Gave at Greatest Cost
  339. ’Twas the Life of Christ, My Lord
  340. ’Twas When I Surrendered to Christ My All
  341. Up Calvary’s Hill Jesus Patiently Trod
  342. Uplifted High on Calvary Across I See
  343. Walking in the Morning Bright
  344. Walking with Jesus on Emmaus Way
  345. We Are Looking Upward Every Day
  346. We Are Waiting for the Dawning of the Day
  347. We Are Willing Workers, Waiting Jesus’ Call
  348. We Believe, O Lord, in the Holy Spirit
  349. We Walk and Talk Together
  350. What a Joy Is Mine, What a Peace Divine
  351. What Shall Separate Us from a Savior’s Love?
  352. When God the World Created
  353. When God’s Almighty Hand
  354. When He Held Out His Hand
  355. When I Ask Thee, Lord, Not Knowing
  356. When I Get Home
  357. When I Sought Him, Freely Brought Him
  358. When Jesus Bore the Cross to Calvary
  359. When Jesus Came to Earth from Heaven Above
  360. When Jesus Comes in Glory to Call His Loved
  361. When My Daily Path Brings Trouble Nigh
  362. When My Last Word I Have
  363. When Sorrow and Grief O’erwhelm You
  364. When the Cord of Life for Me Is Broken
  365. When the Early Morn Is Breaking
  366. When the Lamb Was Crucified
  367. When the Power of Evil Is Near
  368. When the Storm Spends Its Fury
  369. When the Sun upon His Way
  370. When the Word of God Is Torn Apart
  371. When Things Go Wrong and Silent Is My Song
  372. When Thou Art Near Me
  373. When Trials Come to Me
  374. When upon Bended Knee Jesus Whispered to Me
  375. When You Are Discouraged
  376. When You Have Passed Through the Valley
  377. Where Does He Dwell?
  378. Where Is the Church of the Days?
  379. Whispering Words of Comfort
  380. White the Robes They Wear
  381. Who Is This Stranger Who Waits at My Door?
  382. Who Is This That’s Waiting?
  383. Who Will Hear Us When We Pray?
  384. Whosoever, Saith the Lord, and Pardon
  385. Why Don’t You Get Right with God?
  386. Wide, Wide as the Ocean
  387. Win Them One by One
  388. With a Deeper Love, Dear Savior
  389. With Love and Praise All Nature’s Voice Is Sounding
  390. With My Heart I Believe on the Savior
  391. Wondrous Song Was Giv’n to Me, A
  392. Word Came unto Noah, The
  393. Word of the Lord Can Never Fail, The
  394. Word That God Has Given, The
  395. Work in Earnest for the One
  396. Would You Know Just Where to Seek Him?
  397. You Have Heard the Good Old Gospel
  398. Youth of Every Land, The
  1. In the Shadow of His Wings
  2. Jesus Set the Music Ringing
  3. Just Before the Dawning
  4. Just the Whispered Name of Jesus
  5. Somebody’s Praying for You
  6. Still Sweeter Every Day
  7. Tell Me the Story
  8. To Victory
  9. We Shall Walk with the Savior
  10. Yes, He Will

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