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Chaple cars

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:25 pm
by Ed Pettibone
Attention Hauro!!!
While at Green Lake last month for the Missions conference I took time to really explore the Chapel Car, GRACE which has been on display there since the mid 1950's. She was decommissioned in 1946. One of these days I will post the several pictures I took of GRACE

But to day I came across a story about one of the other 6 ABC Chapel Cars on the Website of the Pine City, NY Baptist church.
And they have a song that was written the day that Chap car Evangel, was dedicated in the late 1800's in Cincinnat

On the spur of the moment Dr. Alex Blackburn wrote and sang this song for the dedication.And I am wondering if Hauro has seen it in his collection?

Roll on, thou bright Evangel,
Be thine the glorious aim,
To spread abroad the story,
The joyful news proclaim.
Tell of our Lord's great mercy,
Tell how he longs to bring
The lost from sin's dark thralldom,
To own him Lord and King.
Seek out the lost and erring;
Seek with an earnest hand,
Guiding unto the glory
Of our Immanuel's Land.,
And thou, O Great Jehovah,
Our own true Leader be,
Thou who has led and leadest
To all eternity.

I only have the words

Chapel cars did not originate in the USA and not only where Baptist in the the American Baptist Publication Society the only ones to have them in the US, although they did have the first in the country. Catholics and THe Episcapol Church soon latched on to the Idea


Re: Chapel cars

PostPosted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:11 am
by Haruo
Thanks, Ed. Yes, Fremont Baptist has copies of "Roll on, thou bright Evangel", set to LANCASHIRE (the tune best known as the setting of "Lead on, O King Eternal"), and we definitely sang it during our Centennial festivities in 1992. Evangel was the chapel car in which Fremont Baptist was organized in 1892. (History page on church website.)