Funeral Poems And Reflections-Vol I
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Takin' the Train To Heaven
Heaven’s train has come ’a callin’
The conductor tells me, “time to go”
I hadn’t seen it comin’
I wish that I’d ‘a known
Soft smoke is billowin’, billowin’ up
The train whistles a fluted sound
And up eternity’s track we go
Leavin’ this earthly ground
I’d like to have known my passage was booked
The fare paid…my departure planned
‘Cause I was just as surprised as you
Alt. Verse: For I was still battling courageously
When from life-to-death I spanned
So here I stand on the departure docks
And into eternity I’ll go
But I’ll leave part of my heart with you
So you will always know…
THAT I LOVE YOU
I’ve found my seat now on the train
It’s feelin’ more like home
As for baggage…we all have none
C’ept for love n’ memories we’ve known
My ticket’s punched and handed back
After searchin’ my heart and face
I find it reads: “FIRST CLASS TO HEAVEN”
“THROUGH CHRIST’S ATONING GRACE”
And suddenly I’m feelin’ so much calm
‘Bout where I’ve been and where I’m goin’
And I can trust you all to God’s sweet grace
For his mercies you’ll be knowin’
I can see you all so clearly
As the train chugs n’ we depart
You’re all remainin’ so close to me
Where does life end n’ heaven start?
I still can reach out n’ touch you
So I’ll be sendin’ my love each day
Your sorrow’s gonna ease with time
Yet my deep love’ll always stay
The train begins to slow down now…
We’re arrivin’ at eternity
As heav’nly mansions come into view…
Glorious as they can be!
So don’t be filled with sadness…
For I’m here in peaceful abode
The train simply brought me back to my God
And the joys of my heav'nly home
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