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Life's Airline to Heaven

Life is like a soaring aircraft

Adapter: Dale Rogers (2010)
Tune: [Life is like a mountain railroad]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1. Life is like a soaring aircraft,
Be a pilot strong and brave;
We must make the flight successful,
From the cradle to the grave;
Watch the clouds, the hills, the towers;
Never falter, always spry;
Keep your hand upon the steering,
And your eye upon the sky.

Blessèd Savior, Thou wilt guide us,
Till we reach that blissful shore;
Where the angels wait to join us
In Thy praise forevermore.

2. You will fly o’er grades of trial;
You will cross the winds of strife;
See that Christ is your instructor
On this lightning flight of life;
Always mindful of obstructions,
Do your duties ever nigh;
Keep your feet upon the pedals,
And your eye upon the sky. [Refrain]

3. You will often find obstructions;
Look for storms and wind and rain;
Look for icy fog and twisters,
They will try to crash your plane;
Put your trust alone in Jesus;
Never falter, never shy;
Keep your focus on the flying,
And your eye upon the sky. [Refrain]

4. As you fly across the canyon,
Soaring o’er the chasm wide,
Then you’ll see the destination,
Into which your plane will glide;
There you’ll meet the master pilots,
God the Father, God the Son,
With the hearty, joyous, plaudit,
Weary pilot, welcome home! [Refrain]

Adapter: Dale Rogers

Born in Alberta, Canada. Rogers has lived on a farm in Sas­katch­e­wan since age se­ven, and has been a long-time flight en­thu­si­ast. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life is like a soaring aircraft
Title: Life's Airline to Heaven
Adapter: Dale Rogers (2010)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Bless'd Savior, Thou wilt guide us
Copyright: Released to the public domain


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