Berean Bible Heritage Church
February 24, 2018; 6:03 pm
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Charles Austin Miles

by Faith Macomber, age 13


Charles Austin Miles was born on January 7, 1868 in New Jersey, and died in New Jersey on March 10, 1946. He was educated at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, and the University of Pennsylvania.

He was a pharmacist for several years. Then he abandoned pharmacy work to do writing, music, and publishing.

He remained with Hall-Mack for thirty-seven years as editor and manager. He was a well-known music director in churches, camp meeting, and conventions.

In 1935, Hall-Mack merged with the Rodeheaver Company.

He wrote the following hymns:

  • “I Want To Be There at the Roll Call,” music
  • “In the Garden,” words & music
  • A New Name in Glory,” words & music


Reynolds, Baptist Hymnal. Broadman Press, 1976. page 381

Forrest M. McCann, Hymns & History. A.C.U Press, 1997. page 469

Paul Davis, Inspirational Hymn and Song Stories, Ambassador Press, Belfast, Ireland, 2001. pp. 120-123

The photo and some history of Miles can be found at:

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