1 In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed,
But now I am happy - securely I rest;
From morning till evening glad carols I sing,
And this is the reason: I walk with the King.
I walk with the King, hallelujah!
I walk with the King, praise His name!
No longer I roam, my soul faces home,
I walk and I talk with the King.
2 For years in the fetters of sin I was bound,
The world could not help me - no comfort I found;
But now like the birds and the sunbeams of Spring,
I'm free and rejoicing - I walk with the King. [Refrain]
3 O soul near despair in the lowlands of strife,
Look up and let Jesus come into your life;
The joy of salvation to you He would bring;
Come into the sunlight and walk with the King. [Refrain]
Pseudonym: James S. Apple.
James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works.
Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >
Display Title: I Walk with the KingFirst Line: In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressedTune Title: [In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed]Author: James RoweSource: The Lighthouse in Gospel Song (Birmingham, Alabama: J. D. Patton Company, 1910)
Display Title: I Walk with the KingFirst Line: In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressedTune Title: [In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed]Author: James RoweMeter: 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11Scripture: Isaiah 9:6Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Walk_with_the_King); Review and Herald Publishing Association, The Gospel in Song, 1926 (89)