‘He Who Would Valiant Be’ (with Train Ride)

I am so late today! But I can’t help it. By the time the weekend comes around, I’m shot.

John Bunyan’s hymn, He Who Would Valiant Be–also known as To Be a Pilgrim–was inspired by a dream he had after reading Hebrews 11.

I do wish I could have a seat on this train! The North York Moors Railway wends its leisurely way through Goathland, Yorkshire.

I wonder if there’s a train that takes us to Heaven.

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’

We’re going to need tranquility, and you’ll find some in this video: He Who Would Valiant Be, sung against a backdrop of the Goathland Moors on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, steam engine and all.

And we will need to be valiant, too. I haven’t yet steeled myself to look at nooze today. May God give us courage, strengthen our faith, and strengthen our hands: in Jesus’ name, Amen.

‘He Who Would Valiant Be’

I hope you don’t mind me posting this again. The hymn is one of my favorites, and there’s the train ride to go with it–the Goathland train traversing the North York Moors.

And I imagine there’s a train to heaven, and you don’t want it to go too fast because it’s passing through all the places you have known and loved, and now you see they’re not lost, after all… Not lost.