The Spiritual Railway

Published on by simondisciple

“On a tombstone in the South porch at Ely Cathedral, commemorates the death of the engine driver and stoker of the Norwich to London train, which crashed on Christmas Eve in 1845 is written this poem. The Author invites sinners to join the rail line to life eternal.....”

 

The Spiritual Railway

 

The line to Heaven by Christ was made

With heavenly truth, the rails are 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 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 is the time

At any station on the line

If you will repent and turn from sin

The train will stop and take you in.

 

 

You May Also Read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Celestial Railroad” visit: www.online-literature.com/poe/127/

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