I Walk With the King

In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed

Author: James Rowe (1913)
Tune: [In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed]
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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]

Source: The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #238

Author: James Rowe

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 >



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