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Performer: Johnny Cash Album: Will the Circle be Unbroken Vol.2 Transcribed: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk Lifeís Railway to Heaven D Life is like a mountain railroad, G D With an engineer thatís brave. We must make the run successful, A From the cradle to the grave. D Heed the curves, the hills, the tunnels, G D Never falter, never fail. A Keep your hands upon the throttle D And your eyes upon the rail. Chorus: G D Blessed saviour Thou wilt guide us, A ĎTil we reach that blissful shore. C G Where the angels wait to join us, D G C In Godís great forevermore. As we roll along the mainline There'll be storms and thereíll be night. Thereíll be sidetracks unexpected On the left and on the right. But with the straight always before us And our hearts upon the prize, Thereíll be no disembarkation Until we reach paradise. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: firstname.lastname@example.org M.E.Abbey Life's Railway to Heaven Verse One: [A] Life is like a mountain railroad, With an [D] engineer that's [A] brave; We must make the run successful From the [B] cradle to the [E] grave; Watch the [A] curves, the fills, the tunnels; Never [D] falter, never [A] quail; Keep your hand upon the throttle, And your eye up [E] on the [A] rail. Chorus: Blessed [D] Savior, You will [A] guide us, 'Til we reach that blissful [E] shore; Where the [A] angels wait to [D] join us In Your [A] praise for [E] ever [A] more. Verse Two: 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. Chorus: Verse Three: 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. Chorus: Verse Four: 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 a hearty joyous greeting, "Weary pilgrim, welcome home!" Chorus: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From: "Michael Thomas" email@example.com Words and music: Charlie D Tilman v 1950 Lifeís Railway to Heaven (G,*B 4/4 Fast) Verse 1 G Life Is Like A Mountain Railroad C G With An Engineer, That Is Brave We Must Make, The Run Successful A7 D From The Cradle Unto The Grave. G Watch The Curves, The Fills, The Tunnels C G Never Falter Never Fail Keep Your Hands, Upon The Throttle, D7 G And Your Eye Upon The Rail. Verse 2 G As You Roll Across The Trestle C G Spanning Jordanís Swelling Tide You Behold The Union Depot A7 D Into Which Your Train Will Glide G There Youíll Meet The Superintendent, C G God, The Father, God The Son, With A Hearty, Joyous Welcome D7 G Weary Pilgrim, Welcome Home. Chorus C G D Blessed Savior Thy Will Guide Us, Till We Reach That Other Shore G C G D7 G Where The Angels Wait To Join Us, In Thy Praise For-ever More.Home