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Hymn of the Week – I Want Jesus to Walk with Me

I want Jesus to walk with me.
I want Jesus to walk with me.
All along life’s pilgrim journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me.

In my trials He’ll walk with me.
In my trials He’ll walk with me.
All along life’s pilgrim journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me.

When I’m dying, He’ll walk with me.
When I’m dying, He’ll walk with me.
All along life’s pilgrim journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me.

I love Jesus, and He loves me.
I love Jesus, and He loves me.
All along life’s pilgrim journey,
I want Jesus to walk with me.

I tried to lead this song at a devo recently, and discovered that I was the only one who knew it. I’ve found that since I’ve been exposed to such a wide variety of songs in many places, I can’t just assume that everyone else knows the same songs I do.

This is an echoing minor tune, which apparently originated as a negro spiritual. Although it’s a bit repetitive, it carries a wonderful message—that we can be confident going through life knowing that Jesus is walking right along with us.

Amazon MP3 downloads: The Alton Howard Singers, David Slater (medly with “Wayfaring Stranger”).

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