Some Day I Know

Some day, I know, the mist that life is veiling

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels; Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Tune: EXPECTATION (Berggreen)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Some day, I know, the mist that life is veiling
Shall roll away and darkness disappear
Before the day with radiance never failing,
On which my path shall lie before me clear.

2 Some day, I know, all mysteries perplexing,
Which here I never quite could understand,
With all my problems yet unsolved and vexing,
Shall be revealed, and I shall see God's hand.

3 Some day, I know, all sorrow shall have vanished,
All wounds be healed and ev'ry want supplied.
All tears shall cease, all sighs for aye be banished;
In love's embrace all unrest shall subside.

4 Some day, I know, I shall appear before Him
Whom here I hold in love's and faith's embrace,
Shall humbly kneel and gratefully adore Him
And with mine eyes behold Him face to face.

5 Some day, I know, for sin no longer slaving,
Each tho't and word and deed unstained and pure,
I shall not fear that e'en one sinful craving
My purity and bliss might then obscure.

6 Some day, I know, in yonder realms of glory,
I and the friend I found while on the way
Shall speak of that new life and tell the story
Of this old life, dimmed like a dream by day.

7 My Savior, give my heart this sweet conviction
Each time the way seems long and full of pain,
That it may lighten every deep affliction
And cause a smile to shine through tears again.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #640

Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels

Wexels, Wilhelm Andreas. (Copenhagen, Denmark, March 29, 1797--May 14, 1866, Oslo, Norway). Lutheran. After studies in Copenhagen and Christiana (Oslo), became catechist and curate of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Christiana. Preached against the inroads of rationalism, emphasizing the need for spiritual revival. Church historians claim that his ministry was the turning point in the Church of Norway. Failed in his attempt to give Norway a hymnal, but many of his hymns survived. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Translator: S. D. Rodholm

Rodholm served as president of the Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1922-26), president of Grand View College, and professor and dean of the AELC Seminary. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Some day, I know, the mist that life is veiling
Title: Some Day I Know
Danish Title: Taenk, naar engang den Taage er forsvunden
Author: Wilhelm Andreas Wexels
Translator: S. D. Rodholm
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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American Lutheran Hymnal #640

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Hymnal for Church and Home #249

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #249

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