Sunday

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me



"I want Jesus to walk with me,



I want Jesus to walk with me,



All along my pilgrim journey,
Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.


In my trials, Lord, walk with me;
In my trials, Lord, walk with me;




When my heart is almost breaking,



Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me.



When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me;
When I’m in trouble, Lord, walk with me;




When my head is bowed in sorrow,




Lord, I want Jesus to walk with me."

It is a haunting song, a Negro spiritual, aching with the realization that when the world is stripped away and all that we trust and depend upon is gone, God is not.  He "became flesh and dwelt among us." He walked the earth in identification with our humanity. He became "a man of sorrow, acquainted with grief."  He is  our high priest willing to be touched with our infirmities. He was a man who wept at the grave of a friend, a man whose heart was broken by a traitor's kiss.

Underground Railroad heroine and former slave Sojourner Truth's holy path birthed the words.  African American composer Moses Hogan created the arrangement. Christians everywhere echo its cry.

"I want Jesus to walk with me."


To hear a most beautiful rendition of "I Want Jesus to Walk with Me, CLICK HERE:


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