Composer: W. S. Weeden

Winfield S. Weeden was born in 1847 in Middleport, OH. In his early life he was active in teaching singing schools throughout that area in Ohio. As singer and associate to Judson VandeVenter in his evangelistic campaigns, Weeden assisted in meetings at East Palestine and Sebring. He compiled several collections of hymns among them The Peacemaker, Songs of the Peacemaker, and Songs of Sovereign Grace. Weeden died in 1908. (see 101 More Hymn Stories, Osbeck, Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 1985) Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: W. S. Weeden
Incipit: 51112 33345 55655
Key: E Major
Copyright: Public Domain (US); Copyright, 1897, by Weeden & Van De Venter. Used by per.



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

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #444
Text: Sunlight
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Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #950
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The Cyber Hymnal #3165
Text: I Wandered in the Shades of Night
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #444


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #950

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


The Cyber Hymnal #3165


Timeless Truths #181

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