434. Life's Railway to Heaven

1 Life is like a mountain railway,
With an engineer that’s brave;
We must make the run successful,
From the cradle to the grave;
Watch the curves, the fills, the tunnels;
Never falter, never fail;
Keep your hands upon the throttle,
And your eyes upon the rail.

Refrain:
Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us,
Till we reach that blissful shore,
When the angels wait to join us
In Thy praise forevermore.

2 You will roll up grades of trial;
You will cross the bridge of strife;
See that Christ is your conductor
On this lightning train of life;
Always mindful of obstruction,
Do your duty, never fail;
Keep your hands upon the throttle,
And your eyes upon the rail. [Refrain]

3 You will often find obstructions,
Look for storms and wind and rain;
On a fill, or curve, or trestle
They will almost ditch your train;
Put your trust alone in Jesus,
Never falter, never fail;
Keep your hands upon the throttle,
And your eyes upon the rail. [Refrain]

4 As you roll across the trestle,
Spanning Jordan’s swelling tide,
You behold the Union Depot
Into which your train will glide;
There you’ll meet the Sup’rintendent,
God, the Father, God the Son,
With the hearty, joyous plaudit,
“Weary Pilgrim, welcome home.” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Life is like a mountain railway
Title: Life's Railway to Heaven
Author: Eliza R. Snow
Author: M. E. Abbey
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Scripture: Psalm 48:14
Topic: Exhortation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Lifes_Railway_to_Heaven); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (189)
Refrain First Line: Blessed Savior, Thou wilt guide us
Tune Information
Name: [Life is like a mountain railway]
Composer: Charles D. Tillman
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D R
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Lifes_Railway_to_Heaven); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (189)



Media
Sibelius score: Lifes_Railway_to_Heaven.sib (view in Scorch) (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Lifes_Railway_to_Heaven)
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