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This Train Is Bound for Glory

Alice Faye Duncan

Category: Childrens Books

About This Train Is Bound for Glory

All aboard! Rooted in the tradition of an African American spiritual, this mesmerizing picture book takes readers on a cosmic journey to heaven, celebrating the diversity of life at every stop along the way.

The vivid illustrations and snappy text in This Train Is Bound for Glory bring the Glory Train to life as it welcomes singing passengers.  The excitement is palpable as the train clicks and clacks through scenic deserts, over lush mountains, and across sparkling bridges. Under the guidance of the watchful Conductor, the heaven-bound train bops and bounces from Earth to the stars until it reaches the pearly gates, where passengers dance with thrilling joy. 


This train is bound for Glory—this train!
This train is bound for Glory—this train!
This train is bound for Glory.
Everybody here is a-rocking and a-rolling.
This train is bound for Glory—this train!

The history of "This Train is Bound for Glory" dates back to 1922 as a popular recording. The lyrics have evolved across the ages. At the end of the book, readers are invited to write  their own version of the song in a spirit of hope, joy, and love for a new generation. The world needs more light. Sing on!

Product Details

40 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jun 6, 2023

Trim Size: 11 x 8-1/2

Carton Quantity: 12