The Spiritual Train

Iron Road


The Line to Heaven by Christ was made,
With heavenly truth the rails were laid,
From earth to Heaven the line extends,
To life eternal where it ends.
Repentance is the Station then,
Where passengers are taken in,
No fee for them is there to pay,
For Jesus is himself the way.
God’s word is the First Engineer,
It points the way to Heaven so clear.
Through tunnels dark and dreary here,
It does the way to Glory steer.
God’s Love the Fire, his Truth the steam,
Which drives the Engine and the Train.
All you who would to Glory ride,
Must come to Christ, in him abide.
In First, and Second, and then Third Class,
Repentance, Faith and Holiness,
You must the way to Glory gain,
Or you with Christ will not remain.
Come then, poor Sinners, now’s the time,
At any station on the Line,
If you’ll repent and turn from sin,
The Train will stop and take you in.

Published in Australian Voices. 1968