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The Little Black Train

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The Little Black Train


There's a little black train a comin

Set your business right

There's a little black train a comin

And it may be here tonight


Go tell that ball room lady

All dressed in the worldly pride

That death's dark train is coming

Prepare to take a ride

God sent to Hezikai

A message from on high

You better set your house in order

For you must surely die


He turned to the wall in weeping

We see and hear his tears

He got his business fixed all right

God spared him fifteen years



We see that train with engine

And one small baggage car

Your idle thoughts and wicked deeds

Will stop at the judgement bar



That poor young man in darkness

Cares not for the gospel light

Til suddenly he hears the whistle blow

And the little black train in site


Have mercy on me lord

Please come and set me right

Before he got his business fixed

The train rolled in that night