When the Veil Is Lifted

Tis but a veil that hangs between

Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Tune: [Tis but a veil that hangs between]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ’Tis but a veil that hangs between
The unseen world and this,
And hides from view the sainted forms,
The world of perfect bliss.

When the veil is lifted,
In the by and by,
Scenes of wondrous beauty
Will greet the raptured eye;
Forms of cherished loved ones,
Hosts of angels bright,
When the veil is lifted,
Will dawn upon our sight.

2 To calm the servant’s needless fears,
God drew this veil aside;
When all about Elisha, lo!
A mighty host he spied. [Refrain]

3 Departing saints such scenes behold,
As in death’s arms they sink;
May Heaven not be near us now?
E’en nearer than we think? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12870

Author: Charles Edward Pollock

Charles Edward Pollock USA 1853-1928. Born at Newcastle, PA, he moved to Jefferson City, MO, when age 17. He was a cane maker for C W Allen. He also worked 20 years for the MO Pacific Railroad, as a depot clerk and later as Assistant Roadmaster. He was a musician and prolific songwriter, composing 5000+ songs, mostly used in Sunday school settings and church settings. He took little remuneration for his compositions, preferring they be freely used. He produced three songbooks: “Praises”, “Beauty of praise”, and “Waves of melody”. In 1886 he married Martha (Mattie) Jane Harris, and they had three children: Robert, Edward, and a daughter. He died in Merriam, KS. John Perry… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tis but a veil that hangs between
Title: When the Veil Is Lifted
Author: Charles Edward Pollock
Refrain First Line: When the veil is lifted
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12870
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