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

Title: SUNLIGHT (Weeden)
Composer: W. S. Weeden
Meter: with refrain
Incipit: 51112 33345 55655
Key: E♭ Major/E Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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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Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Piano

  • Piano and People Volume Two: Piano Hymn Accompaniment for Congregational Singing
    Composer/Editor Jack Taylor
    Published By: Stamps-Baxter Music (1984) pp. 2

Organ Solo

  • Classic DeCou: The Organ Favorites of Harold DeCou
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1994) pp. 19
  • Gospel Hymnscriptions: Arrangements for All Organs
    Composer/Editor Eleanor W. Whitsett
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1972) pp. 8
  • All-Star Organ Collection: Seven Organ Arrangements by America's Leading Gospel Organists - For All Organs
    Composer/Editor Donald P. Hustad
    Published By: Sacred Songs (1965) pp. 17
  • The Gospel Organist Volume Three: Gospel-Song Arrangements Suitable for Preludes, Offertories, Specials
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Singspiration Music, Inc. (1965) pp. 9

Piano Solo

  • Images of Praise: Hymn Arrangements for the Piano
    Composer/Editor Don Phillips
    Published By: Genevox Music Group (1987) pp. 12
  • Mel Bay Presents Piano Praise!: 12 Outstanding Piano Solos on Sacred Favorites
    Composer/Editor Darrell V. Archer
    Published By: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (1984) pp. 40
  • Advanced Hymnplayer Book 3
    Composer/Editors Flora Jean Garlock; Judy Swaim
    Published By: Praise Hymn, Inc. (1976) pp. 21

Piano Duet+: Piano Duet One Piano

  • HymnNotes 3 Intermediate Level: HN203
    Composer/Editors David G. Parker; Mac Lynch
    Published By: C & L Enterprises, Inc. (1995) pp. 28
  • Sunlight: Piano Preludes for Four hands
    Composer/Editor Hermon Warford
    Published By: Broadman Press (1982) pp. 16
  • Sacred Transcriptions for the Piano Four Hands
    Composer/Editor Wilda Jackson Auld
    Published By: Lillenas Publishing Company (1947) pp. 28


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #444
Text: Sunlight
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #950
  • Four-part harmony, full-score (PDF, NWC)
The Cyber Hymnal #3165
Text: I Wandered in the Shades of Night
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


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Hymns of Faith #313

New Songs of Inspiration (vol. one) #227

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #604

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Sacred Selections for the Church #576


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Songs of Faith and Praise #620

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Timeless Truths #181

تسابيح المحبة #278b

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