472. Life's Railway to Heaven

1 Life is like a mountain railroad,
With an engineer that’s brave;
We must make the run successful,
From the cradle to the grave;
Watch the curves, the fills, the tunnels;
Never falter, never quail;
Keep your hand upon the throttle,
And your eye upon the rail.

Refrain:
Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us,
Till we reach the blissful shore,
Where the angels wait to join us
In Thy praise forevermore.

2 You will roll up grades of trial;
You will cross the bridge of strife;
See that Christ is your conductor
On this lightning train of life;
Always mindful of obstruction,
Do your duty, never fail;
Keep your hand upon the throttle,
And your eye upon the rail. [Refrain]

3 You will often find obstructions,
Look for storms and wind and rain;
On a fill, or curve, or trestle
They will almost ditch your train;
Put your trust alone in Jesus,
Never falter, never fail;
Keep your hand upon the throttle,
And your eye upon the rail. [Refrain]

4 As you roll across the trestle,
Spanning Jordan’s swelling tide,
You behold the Union Depot
Into which your train will glide;
There you’ll meet the Sup’rintendent,
God the Father, God the Son,
With the hearty, joyous plaudit,
“Weary pilgrim, welcome home.” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Life is like a mountain railroad
Title: Life's Railway to Heaven
Author: M. E. Abbey
Refrain First Line: Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D with refrain
Language: English
Publication Date: 2001
Scripture:
Topic: Everlasting Life; Christian Pilgrimage
Tune Information
Name: LIFE'S RAILWAY
Composer: Charles D. Tillman, 1861-1943
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D with refrain
Key: F Major



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