Sunday, April 19, 2009

Life's Railway


Life is like a mountain railway,
With an engineer that's brave.
We must make the run successful,
From the cradle to the grave.
Heed the curves, the hills, the tunnels,
Never falter, never fail.
Keep your hand upon the throttle,
And your eyes upon the rail.


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 hand upon the throttle,
And your eye upon the rail.


You will often find obstructions,
Look for storms of 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 hand upon the throttle,
And your eye upon the rail.

As you roll across the trestle
Spanning Jordan's swelling tide,
You'll behold the Union Depot
Into which your train will glide.
There you'll meet the Superintendent,
God the Father, God the Son,
With the hearty, joyous plaudit
'Weary pilgrim, welcome home!'
Blessed Saviour, Thou wilt guide us,
'Til we reach that blissful shore,
Where the angels wait to join us,
In God's praise for evermore.






Song: 'Life's Railway'
Words by M.E. Abbey
Music by Charles D. Tillman

2 comments:

  1. Hi, sweetie!
    Sometimes the train ride seems long ... but today I'm enjoying the view!
    I showed some of your yellow glass in my post today. Hope that was okay.
    Hugs!
    B :)

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  2. What an appropriate poem, right after your train ride!

    Katherine

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