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

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