Scripture Verse

Come…without money and without price. Isaiah 55:1


George C. Hugg (1848–1907)

Words: John­son Oat­man, Jr., in Light in the Val­ley (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: George C. Hugg, 1898), pag­es 160–61.

Music: George C. Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856–1922)


There’s a train that runs from the earth to the sky,
And ev­ery one may ride if they will,
It starts from that fount­ain that ne­ver runs dry,
And it stops on the hea­ven­ly hill.


O sin­ner, get on board of the Gos­pel train,
For it runs straight ahead, ne­ver back;
It starts on the sched­ule ’midst the wind or the rain,
And it ne­ver runs off of the track.

There is naught to pay for a ride on this train,
For Christ has paid the fare for us all,
The poor and the needy, the blind and the lame,
Can all go, if on Christ they will call.


This train makes no noise as it runs thro’ the land,
For it tra­vels on the road­bed of love,
Its crew is com­posed of a hea­ven­ly band,
And its mo­tor pow’r is faith from above.


This train has ne­ver been wrecked on the road,
But land­ed all her souls in the sky;
It can take all the world at a sin­gle load,
Get on board, bid earth’s tri­als good­bye.