Scripture Verse

Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. Isaiah 9:6

Introduction

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James Rowe
(1865–1933)

Words: James Rowe, in The Light­house in Gos­pel Song (Birm­ing­ham, Al­a­ba­ma: John D. Pat­ton, 1910).

Music: Bent­ley D. Ack­ley (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Bentley D. Ackley
(1872–1958)

Lyrics

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.

Refrain

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.

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

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