Life’s Railway to Heaven (Eliza Snow and M. E. Abbey)

“Life’s Railway to Heaven” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Life’s Railway to Heaven” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Eliza Snow and M. E. Abbey.
Tune: Charlie D. Tillman.


Life is like a mountain railroad
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 hand upon the throttle
And your eye upon the rail.

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

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.

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

You will often find obstructions.
Look for storms and winds and rain.
On a fill or curve or trestle,
They will almost wreck your train.
Put your trust alone in Jesus.
Never falter; never fail.
Keep your hand upon the throttle
And your eye upon the rail.

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

As you roll across the trestles
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!”

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


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