Oh, I’m trav’ling 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 nee no fare, I’m riding on a “pass,”
‘Tis the blood for sinners slain;
I am trav’ling on the “hallelujah line,”
On the good old gospel train.
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 >