Monday, May 14, 2018

Life's Railway To Heaven

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 quail;

Keep your hand upon the throttle

And your eye upon the rail.

Denver and Rio Grande Western No.3707 along the Colorado River
in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado
Howard L. Fogg


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.

Santa Fe Alco, PA
Howard L. Fogg

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 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!"

Southern 841 Steam Locomotive
Howard L. Fogg

Life's Railway To Heaven
Based on a poem written by
 Eliza R. Snow

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