Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Oat­man or Hugg, would you ?

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Johnson Oatman, Jr.
(1856–1922)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

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