The gospel railway

I am on the gospel railway, en route to Canaan's land

Author: G. W. Sederquist
Tune: [I'm on the gospel railway, en route to Canaan's land]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 I'm on the gospel railway, en route to Canaan's land,
I've left the world behind me, to join the pilgrim band,
The way is safe, the rails are strong, the train is going thro',
And all who wear Christ's uniform will meet in grand review.

Chorus:
Then get on board the gospel train,
Oh get on board today,
For if you miss your chance on this,
You'll find no other way.

2 The gospel train was started six thousand years ago,
At times it ran like lightning, at other times quite slow;
But He who now controls the train, and keeps it on the track,
Will run it thro' to paradise, but will not bring it back. [Chorus]

3 No other train will follow the Calv'ry mountain line,
The Bible is the headlight, which makes the engine shine,
The signal is the ringing bell, inviting all to come,
And take a trip to Beulah land, the saints' eternal home. [Chorus]

4 The train is at the station, and waiting now for thee,
King Jesus is Conductor, He offers passage free;
O sinner, get your passport now, while open is the gate,
When Gabriel blows, the gate will close, and then 'twill be too late. [Chorus]

5 She soon will reach the station, the last one on the line,
In yonder golden city, where tow'rs of crystal shine;
When all the resurrected host, from either land or sea,
Will join the coronation song, the final jubilee. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #26

Author: G. W. Sederquist

From The World's Crisis, 13 April 1921, p.7: "Elder Sederquist was born in Lower Granville, Nova Scotia, according to the narrative in his Life and Labors, Sept. 10, 1838. He was converted about the first of the year 1863, was baptized in February, and was soon out in the field in Gospel work, with open doors for his labors. After a few years he accepted the Adventist faith, and in the spring of 1871 entered the United States and took up his home in Lynn [Mass.]." --Entire article available in the DNAH Archives. Also available is a short article (and photo) about Sederquist in the Messiah's Advocate, 7 December 1910. Go to person page >

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First Line: I am on the gospel railway, en route to Canaan's land
Title: The gospel railway
Author: G. W. Sederquist
Refrain First Line: Then get on board the gospel train
Copyright: Public Domain

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