1868–1946

Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey.

March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Wash­ing­ton, New Jer­sey.

A. A. Payn.

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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
  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 Bells
  105. Hear the Chimes of the Gos­pel Bells
  106. Heavenly Doors Were Op­ened
  107. Heavens Are Tell­ing the Glo­ry of God, The
  108. Here We All Must Part
  109. He’s Able and Will­ing
  110. Hills Are Crowned with Ros­es, The
  111. Hold Thou My Hand, O Lord?
  112. Holy Bi­ble, Word Di­vine
  113. Hope of the World Is Cal­va­ry, The
  114. Hope of the World Is Je­sus, The
  115. How Glo­ri­ous Is the Ho­ly Word
  116. How Oft­en You Think of Your Home
  117. I Am Al­pha and Ome­ga
  118. I Am Ful­ly Sa­tis­fied with Je­sus’ Love
  119. I Am Glad to Tell, with My Soul ’Tis Well
  120. I Am Hap­py Ev­ery Day, for I Know
  121. I Am Hap­py in the Lord, Sweet­ly Trust­ing
  122. I Am Not Un­der Law, I’m Un­der Grace
  123. I Am Re­joic­ing Now in Sins For­giv­en
  124. I Am Sail­ing on a Sea
  125. I Am the Way, the Sav­ior Said
  126. I Can­not Un­der­stand While Walk­ing Hand in Hand
  127. I Claim for My Own a King on a Throne
  128. I Do Not Ask
  129. I Do Not Know and None Can Tell
  130. I Do Not Know the Depth of Je­sus’ Love
  131. I Have a Com­rade Who Knows Me Well
  132. I Have a Friend In­deed, a Friend I Oft­en Need
  133. I Have a Friend, Than Whom I Need No Oth­er
  134. I Have a Friend Un­fail­ing
  135. I Have a Friend Who Knows Me So Well
  136. I Have Bless­ed Peace Though the Storm May Beat
  137. I Knew I Was a Sin­ner
  138. I Know I Am a Sin­ner in the Sight of God
  139. I Know Whom I Have Be­lieved
  140. I Know I Love My Sav­ior
  141. I Love Him Be­cause I Know Him
  142. I Love Him, Though Un­wor­thy Ev­er
  143. I Love to Think of Je­sus
  144. I Must Have Je­sus with Me
  145. I Must Lay This Bo­dy Down and Soar Away
  146. I Oft­en Won­der What Shall Be
  147. I Saw Around the Throne
  148. I Seem to See One Walk­ing By the Sea of Ga­li­lee
  149. I Sought to Find My Heart’s De­sire
  150. I Strive to Walk the Nar­row Way
  151. I Walk with Je­sus Tho’ His Pierced Feet
  152. I Want to Be Saved
  153. I Want to Be There at the Roll Call
  154. I Want to Tell the Sto­ry I Love So Well
  155. I Will Not Leave You Com­fort­less
  156. I Will Not Let Thee Go Un­til Thou Bless Me
  157. I Will Seek to Be a Bless­ing
  158. I’d Like to Be a Child Again
  159. If a Cross I Bear
  160. If Je­sus Goes with Me
  161. If the Voice of God Should Come to You
  162. If You Have Knelt Before Your God in Pray­er
  163. I’ll Cling to Him, Whose Pierced Feet
  164. I’ll Cling to Thee, Je­sus, in Joy and in Pain
  165. I’m Go­ing There
  166. I’ll Ne­ver Cease to Love Him
  167. I’m Wea­ry of Bear­ing My Bur­den
  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
  223. Never Mind the Weath­er
  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
  233. O Gar­den Low­ly, Earth­ly Yet Ho­ly
  234. O Give Ear to Our Cry O Lord
  235. O Happy Chris­tian
  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
  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
  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
  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. While An­gels Sing
  380. Whispering Words of Com­fort
  381. White the Robes They Wear
  382. Who Is This Strang­er Who Waits at My Door?
  383. Who Is This That’s Wait­ing?
  384. Who Will Hear Us When We Pray?
  385. Whosoever, Sa­ith the Lord, and Par­don
  386. Why Don’t You Get Right with God?
  387. Wide, Wide as the Ocean
  388. Win Them One by One
  389. With a Deep­er Love, Dear Sav­ior
  390. With Love and Praise All Na­ture’s Voice Is Sound­ing
  391. With My Heart I Be­lieve on the Sav­ior
  392. Wondrous Song Was Giv’n to Me, A
  393. Word Came un­to Noah, The
  394. Word of the Lord Can Ne­ver Fail, The
  395. Word That God Has Giv­en, The
  396. Work in Ear­nest for the One
  397. Would You Know Just Where to Seek Him?
  398. You Have Heard the Good Old Gos­pel
  399. 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