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 (1868-1946)
Born: January 7, 1868, Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Died: March 10, 1946, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Buried: Hillcrest Memorial Park, Sewell, New Jersey.
Pseudonym: A. A. Payn.
Miles attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1892, he abandoned his career as a pharmacist and wrote his first Gospel song, “List ’Tis Jesus’ Voice” which was published by the Hall-Mack Company. He served as editor and manager at the Hall-Mack publishers for 37 years. In his own words:
It is as a writer of gospel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >