The gospel train

I'm traveling now on the safest road

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [I'm traveling now on the safest road]
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. I’m traveling now on the safest road,
That a traveler ever found,
My right of way is the Word of God,
And it runs upon solid ground.

Refrain
I am traveling on the hallelujah line,
On the good old Gospel train,
I am on the right track and never will go back
To the station of sin again.
I need no fare, I’m riding on a pass,
’Tis the blood for sinners slain,
I am traveling on the hallelujah line,
On the good old Gospel train.

2. The will of God is my orders now,
And I’m running right on time,
I’m all prayed up and with signals clear,
Up the grade I’m prepared to climb.[Refrain

3. My rolling stock is the best that’s made,
In the Gospel shop down here,
From pilot’s nose on the engine front,
To the markers in the rear. [Refrain]

4. I know my road has a tunnel, too,
But my lamps with oil are filled.
And I’ll pass thro’ with the Gospel train,
As the Superintendent willed. [Refrain]

5. My run shall end at the Grand Depot,
Where the Superintendent waits;
Receive my pay with a glad Well done,
As I pass through the open gates. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1983

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I'm traveling now on the safest road
Title: The gospel train
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I'm traveling on the Hallelujah line
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #1983
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The Cyber Hymnal #1983

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