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Wide, Wide as the Ocean (I Claim for my Own a King on a Throne)

This hymn was written by Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946), and first published in 1917 in Jubilate: A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal.  As such, it is now in the public domain in the United States, but not necessarily in other countries as yet.

The chorus is based on Romans 8:35.

It is set to a tune by Miles, named I CLAIM FOR MY OWN A KING ON A THRONE.

The chorus alone is now often used as a children's Sunday School song - complete with actions - and is in various campfire hymn books.