1985. The Gospel Train (Oatman)

1. There’s a train that runs from the earth to the sky,
And every one may ride if they will,
It starts from that fountain that never runs dry,
And it stops on the heavenly hill.

O sinner, get on board of the Gospel train,
For it runs straight ahead, never back;
It starts on the schedule ’midst the wind or the rain,
And it never runs off of the track.

2. There is naught to pay for a ride on this train,
For Christ has paid the fare for us all,
The poor and the needy, the blind and the lame,
Can all go, if on Christ they will call. [Refrain]

3. This train makes no noise as it runs thro’ the land,
For it travels on the roadbed of love,
Its crew is composed of a heavenly band,
And its motor pow’r is faith from above. [Refrain]

4. This train has never been wrecked on the road,
But landed all her souls in the sky;
It can take all the world at a single load,
Get on board, bid earth’s trials goodbye. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: There's a train that runs from the earth to the sky
Title: The Gospel Train (Oatman)
Author: Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1898)
Refrain First Line: O sinner, get on board of the Gospel train
Language: English
Source: Light in the Valley (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1898), pages 160-1
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: [There's a train that runs from the earth to the sky]
Composer: George Crawford Hugg
Incipit: 55117 55222 12344
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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