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.
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.
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Display Title: O Precious Thought! Some Day the Mist Shall VanishFirst Line: O precious thought! Some day the mist shall vanishTune Title: O SÄLLA LANDAuthor: Carl Olof Rosenius, (1816-1868)Meter: 11 10, 11 10.Date: 1926Subject: Hope and Aspiration | ; Names and Office of Christ | Light; Names and Office of Christ | Sun