A year after: Schoolboy freed by kidnapper because he wouldn’t stop singing Gospel song ‘Every Praise’

Almost a year ago, a Schoolboy was freed by a kidnapper because he wouldn’t stop singing about it, and today he is still being talked about. Read his story below:

A 10-year-old boy who was the victim of a kidnapping was reportedly released
because his captor became irritated when the child wouldn’t stop singing a
gospel song.

The man allegedly used money to lure Willie Myrick, who was 9-years-old at
the time, from his driveway in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, on 31 March.

Sketch of Kidnapper

He then grabbed the schoolboy, put him in his car and drove away from the

During the three hour journey, Myrick repeatedly sang Every Praise by
Hezekiah Walker, despite his captor cursing at him and telling him to shut up,
according to ABC News.

The man dropped Willie off unharmed in East Point.

The song includes the verse: “Every praise is to our God. Every word of
worship with one accord. Every praise every praise is to our God. Sing
hallelujah to our God. Glory hallelujah is due our God. Every praise every
praise is to our God.”

“He opened the door and threw me out. He told me not to tell anyone,”
Myrick told worshippers at his local church at an event celebrating that he was

Among the congregation was Walker, who had travelled from New York to meet
the 10-year-old.

“It’s just emotional to me because you never know who you’re going to
touch,” Walker told ABC News.

“I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him,” Walker said,
adding: “I really believe that God spoke through me to save that young
man’s life.”

Atlanta Police Department officers are currently searching for the man who
abducted Willie, and have released a sketch of the suspect.


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