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 7 hymnals

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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 (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 >

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

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The Cyber Hymnal #1983
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