I wandered in the shades of night
I wandered in the shades of night. Judson W. Van De Venter* (1855-1939).
This is dated 1897, so that it was too late for Gospel Songs of Grace and Glory (New York, 1896). It was published in Songs of Grace and Truth: for use in religious meetings (Philadelphia, 1899) and in Songs of Redemption (Boston, 1899). It became well known throughout the 20th century: it was sufficiently popular by 1906 to be included in Familiar Songs of the Gospel, and it was found in hymnals such as the Church of the Nazarene Praise and Worship (Kansas City, Missouri, 1951), and the Primitive (Old School) Baptist Hymns of Grace: a Choice Collection of Hymns Honoring and Promoting the Reigning Grace of God...
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