Sunday, July 25, 2010

Life is Like a Mountain Railroad

Life is like a mountain railroad
With an engineer so brave

We must make this run successful
                               From the cradle to the grave
 


       Watch the curves, the fills the tunnels        
    Never falter, never fail
 
Keep your hand upon the throttle
    And your eye upon the rail
Oh, blessed Savior, thou wilt guide us
Til we reach that blissful shore
Where the angels wait to join us
In God's grace forever more
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




19 comments:

Picturit said...

My grandson loves trains he's two and a half he would love the steam train. Nice post

Picturit said...

Hi Sandra thanks for the comments on my blog. Thought I would mention a good all round lens that would allow you to do some macro photography as well as being a good telephoto. check out this link: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Sigma-70300mm-F456-DG-Macro-4200
This lens is great because you don't have to get too close to your subject. Ideal for Butterflies Damselflies etc... but also keeps good detail if you crop in closer. Not a bad price considering what you get. Xmas is coming make hints Ha Ha Kev

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well---I grew up all around trains... My hometown had trains coming and going all of the time.. AND the engineers looked just like the man in your pictures...

Have a wonderful Sunday... God Bless You.
Hugs,
Betsy

Picturit said...

Hi Sandra the sigma lens is available in both a Nikon and Canon fit, thought i would let you know Kev

Sunny said...

Very enjoyable post :)
I love trains and these are wonderful pictures.
☼ Sunny

DawnTreader said...

My father would have loved these pictures in the past, he was crazy about old steam engines.

photowannabe said...

I'm a huge fan of the Oakridge Boys. This is great and I love the pictures with the selective color to describe the song.

Madeline said...

Love the train blog, especially the song!

KleinsteMotte said...

Great post. Mr.K and I grew up around trains. We spent many childhood hours admiring them but in very different places on the globe. Now many are museum pieces.

Stacey Dawn said...

What a fun place!!!! Love trains!

Ginny said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!!! Bringing tears to my eyes and I don't know why! Phil plays this on accordian at parties!!

SquirrelQueen said...

Great shots of the old steam locomotive, I have always found them fascinating. The Oak Ridge Boys were a favorite of mine at one time but they got lost in the years. Thanks for the video.

S. Etole said...

The mill town I grew up in had a train like this that ran through it ...

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Being English, I'm a born-lover of trains. I used to ride one of these steam locomotives to work each day, oftentimes, I would show up with dark circles around my eyes from the coal dust ;)
Your pictures tell the story of a time forgotten, just precious !

George said...

These are great pictures of the engineer at work on the steam engine, and the song is great, too.

Tipper said...

You know I'll be singing this the rest of the day don't you : )Great post!

Kilauea Poetry said...

I love this song. There is a couple actually, but the whole family sings. The husband (Ernie Cruz) sings this- my favorite!! I love what you did with these photos..looks like art) and trains are just such a neat subject!! Terrifc quotes as well Sandra-
I love your header!!

Madeline said...

Beautiful header with that delicate little flower peeping out. Also love the little piece of moss hanging down. Perfect picture. Also love the sentiments.

robert said...

Nicely done, Sandra. Love the pictures of railroading. Your blog caught my eye this morning because this is the 67th anniversary of the death of Charles Tillman, who wrote the tune for this gospel song. He's a rather interesting fellow! If you'd like to read a bit about his life, I invite you to check out my daily hymn blog, Wordwise Hymns, for today. God bless.