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Sunlight

Representative Text

1 I wandered in the shades of night,
Till Jesus came to me,
And with the sunlight of His love
Bid all my darkness flee.

Refrain:
Sunlight, sunlight in my soul today,
Sunlight, sunlight all along the way;
Since the Savior found me
Took away my sin,
I have had the sunlight of his love within.

2 Tho' clouds may gather in the sky,
And billows round me roll,
However dark the world may be,
I've sunlight in my soul. [Refrain]

3 While walking in the light of God,
I sweet communion find;
O press with holy vigor on,
And leave the world behind. [Refrain]

4 I cross the wide-extended fields,
I journey o'er the plain,
And in the sunlight of His love
I reap the golden grain. [Refrain]

5 Soon I shall see Him as He is,
The light that came to me,
Behold the brightness of his face,
Thro'out eternity. [Refrain]

Baptist Hymnal, 1991

Author: Judson W. Van De Venter

Judson W. Van DeVenter was born 15 December 1855 on a farm near the village of Dundee, Mishigan. He was educated in the country and village schools, and at Hillsdale College. He later moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He wrote about 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Timeline

Media

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #444
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #3165
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #444

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Hymns of Faith #313

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Small Church Music #2979

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #231

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The Cyber Hymnal #3165

Text

Timeless Truths #181

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