Inspire 28: Hell Bound Train

Hell Bound Train

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Inspirational # 28

The train was crammed from the front to the rear,
The devil himself was the engineer.
The plea for life I can clearly hear,

There were men and women among the crowd,
The high, the low, the sleek and the proud.
There were beautiful women and the handsomest men,
Who had gambled their souls for pleasures of sin.
There were rich men most wealthy, among the crew,
Deacons, church members, and ministers too.
There were elders on crutches, and others on canes,
All trapped within the "HELL BOUND TRAIN."

Satan took his seat, the journey to begin....
To eternal damnation, "The result of Sin."....
There were men of all races, men of great names,
Men of sound knowledge, and wisdom and fame.
There were men of all creeds, the young and the old
Who had gambled with satan for the price of their SOUL.
They were all in the aisles, and packed in their seats,
And tied with chains-both hands and feet.
The windows and all of the doors were chained,
There was no escape on the "HELL BOUND TRAIN."

Now one of the prisoners among the crowd
Gathered the strength to say,
"Satan, what have we done that we deserve
To be treated in such a way?"
"What have we done,"
cried the others,
"That we deserve to be punished by you?"
"Well, I'll tell you,"
said the devil,
"You did what I told you to do."
"You've lived the way I told you to live,
And said all I told you to say,
And unfortunately, that is why,
Your souls are lost today."
"But satan, you told us much too plain,
That this would never be!"
"Then you were fools,"
the devil sneered,
"To put your trust in me."
"And so I deceived you,
And brought you to this fate!
At last you're waking up,
But now it's much too late!"

"For when CHRIST desired to save your soul,
You turned your back on Him.
And because you did, you cannot live,
For death is the price of sin."
"Mercy, satan, mercy!"
came the million cries,
But satan just laughed and simply said,
"Merciless am I."
"You had your chance, you made your choice,
You chose to live for me!
Now give me one good reason why
I should set you free?"

But they cried still all the louder,
"Please have mercy on our souls!"
But as satan turned to answer,
His voice was hard and cold.
"Why should my heart be softened,
And surrender to your cries?,
When the Bible told you plainly,
The soul that SINS SHALL DIE."

And then he laughed an awful laugh,
That made his body shake.
And threw his head back on his shoulders,
While tears of joy streamed down his face.
But they cried, "Just give us time,
To fix our hearts and change our minds."

But he answered, "When you were called to bow,
You wouldn't take heed, it's too late now."

He laughed, and laughed, and his body shook,
He laughed with all his might,
For they struggled in vain to loose their chains,
But satan had bound them tight.
They cried and they pleaded,
They screamed and they moaned,
They begged and they panicked,
They shrieked and they groaned!
"But satan, you said we'd never be lost
If we gave our lives to you."
"Of course I did,"
the devil sneered,
"What else was I to do?"
And then he laughed an awful laugh,
That made his body shake,
And threw his head back on his shoulders
And tears of joy streamed down his face!
"But satan," said one, "you said I was too young,
To give up the pleasures of life.
You said I should wait and when I get old,
I could give my heart to Christ."

"You told me," said the wealthy,
"That I was too rich and didn't need GOD'S GRACE,
You said if I gave him all I had
Then my wealth would go to waste."

"You told me," said the haughty,
"That I was too proud to humble to Christ!
You said I could do without Him
And I didn't need Him in my life!"

"I lied," said the devil, "and you were all fools,
To heed my words and obey,
And indeed, I've been most clever
To have blinded you in this way."
"Why friends, you've been faithful,
You endured to the end.
You've labored hard in the ways of sin.
You hardened your heart and closed your eyes
And shut your ears to the Word of God!"
"You've worshipped me, is that not true?
So as faithful servants, I must pay you.
You've finished your course, so I'll carry you through,
After all, dear servants, that's the best I can do."

And then he laughed an awful laugh,
That made his body shake,
And threw his head back on his shoulders,
As tears of joy streamed down his face.
There was never a more heart-breaking sound,
Than the pleas from the souls bound for hell.
And I can see the devil grin when he said,
"Because you've sinned - DIE - you shall!"

Now the train moved on at an awful pace,
As hot winds scorched their hands and face.
When out of the distance arose such a yell,
"Oh, look!" cried the devil, "we're now nearing HELL!"

And then how the prisoners screamed in pain,
And begged the devil to stop the train.
Some peered out the window at the horrible sight,
Far ahead in the distance, brisk smoke filled the night.
And in their despair, some fell to their knees,
And begged the devil to set them free.
Others knelt down and began to pray,
But it was too late, for now they must pay.
"We're almost there," the devil said,
As in the distance they saw flames up ahead.
And they twisted and pulled and struggled in vain
For their hands were tied and their feet were chained.
The windows and doors were all shut fast,
The people screamed and the devil laughed!
Some looked around and saw no escape
So they covered their eyes and buried their face.
Women fainted and fell to the floor,
For the horror of HELL was too much to endure!

Satan outlaughed each scream and each groan
He laughed louder than every plea and moan.
He laughed louder than every useless appeal,
For satan was shrewd, and laughed even still!


Ask Jesus into your heart right now, wherever you are. Ask him to forgive your sins and spend your eternal life in the heavens with our Heavenly Father and not with satan in the depths of HELL.