In sorrow I wandered, my spirit oppressed,
But now I am happy~ez_mdash~securely I rest;
From morning till evening glad carols I sing,
And this is the reason~ez_mdash~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.
For years in the fetters of sin I was bound,
The world could not help me~ez_mdash~no comfort I found;
But now like the birds and the sunbeams of spring,
I~ez_rsquo~m free and rejoicing~ez_mdash~I walk with the King.
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~ez_mdash~
Come into the sunlight and walk with the King.