Walking with Love

When I was six years old and just starting to school, I had to walk quite a long way on a busy street. Often the noise of the trucks frightened me. Whenever the trucks passed, I tried to get as far away as possible from them. I told my mother about it, and she told me to sing the hymn that begins, "I walk with Love along the way." The first verse goes like this:

I walk with Love along the way,
And O, it is a holy day;
No more I suffer cruel fear,
I feel God's presence with me here;
The joy that none can take away
Is mine; I walk with Love today. Christian Science Hymnal, No. 139 .

I sang that for a few days while I was walking to school. Then I wasn't frightened of the trucks anymore. Now I am eight, and I walk carefully and watch the traffic, but the trucks don't bother me at all. I love the hymns because they help me.

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