So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

O precious thought, Some day the mist shall vanish

O precious thought, Some day the mist shall vanish

Translator: Anna Hoppe; Author: C. O. Rosenius
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O precious thought! Some day the mist shall vanish;
Some day the web of gloom shall be unspun.
A day shall break whose beams the night shall banish,
For Christ, the Lamb, shall shine, the glorious Sun!

2 O precious thought! No more will faith be anguished
By doubt's uncertainties, by trembling fears.
The pangs that wound the heart shall all be vanquished,
And light shall flood the gloom of bygone years.

3 Some day each mystery shall find solution,
Each troublous question an undimmed reply.
The hidden deeps that now seem all confusion
My God will open up and clarify.

4 O precious thought! With vision all unclouded,
The One whom I believed shall I behold.
Now from my sight His hallowed form is shrouded,
Then He shall fill my soul with bliss untold.

5 Some day I'll see my ever-faithful Saviour,
Who pardoned all my sin in boundless grace.
Here clouds of trial oft obscure His favor,
There I'll behold the brightness of His face.

6 O precious thought! All sinless, pure, and holy,
By flesh and Satan nevermore oppressed.
My thoughts and deeds shall glorify Him solely,
Who brought my soul unto His perfect rest.

7 The saints of God, all clad in spotless raiment,
Before the Lamb shall wave victorious palms.
For bliss eternal Christ has rendered payment,
Earth's tearful strains give way to joyous psalms.

8 I pray Thee, O my precious Saviour, waken
These hallowed thoughts of Paradise in me,
And let them solace me, till I am taken
To dwell in Salem evermore with Thee.


Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #518

Translator: Anna Hoppe

Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, they came to the attention of Dr. Adolf Hult of Augustana Seminary, Rock Island, Illinois. He influenced her to write her Songs for the Church Year (1928). Several hymnals include her work, which was usually set to traditional chorale melodies, although she also made a number of translations. She died on August 2, 1941 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NN, from Cyber Hymnal  Go to person page >

Author: C. O. Rosenius

Rosenius, Carl Olof. (Nysätra, Sweden, February 3, 1816--February 24, 1868). Lutheran. Son of a state church preacher with pietist convictions. University of Uppsala, 1838-1839. Tutor at Lenna. Lay preacher and evangelist. Editor of Pietisten, 1842-1868, a monthly which played a major role in the revival and free church movement. In order to stem the tide of separation and keep the revival within the state church, Rosenius and his friends organized "Evangeliska Fosterlandsstiftelsen" (Evangelical National Foundation) in 1856. In his activities as a lay preacher Rosenius was often accompanied by the singer-hymnist, Oscar Ahnfelt, and his lyrics were published in the latter's Andeliga Sånger (Spiritual Songs). Author of "Var jag går" (Wher… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O precious thought, Some day the mist shall vanish
Translator: Anna Hoppe
Author: C. O. Rosenius
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Hymns for Divine Worship in Churches and Sunday Schools and at Various Occasions #d119

TextPage Scan

The Hymnal and Order of Service #518


The Hymnal and Order of Service #518

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. Text ed. #d432

The Hymnal of the Evangelical Mission Covenant Church of America #d368

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support