Wide, Wide as the Ocean

Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the Heaven above

Author: C. Austin Miles (1914)
Tune: [Wide, wide as the ocean]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Wide, wide as the ocean,
high as the heavens above;
deep, deep as the deepest sea
is my Saviour’s love.
I, though so unworthy,
still am a child of his care,
for his word teaches me
that his love reaches me

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #751

Author: 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the Heaven above
Title: Wide, Wide as the Ocean
Author: C. Austin Miles (1914)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

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

Bible Choruses and Songs #d35

Choruses of Calvary #d81

Church Family Worship #357

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Church Service Hymns #421


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #751

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CSSM Choruses (No. 1) #269

Hymns for Praise and Service #366

Let's just Praise the Lord (Music Edition) #57

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Pinebrook Choruses #212

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Singspiration Two #101


Small Church Music #1452


The Cyber Hymnal #7467


Timeless Truths #39

Youth Sings #124

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