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

Pollock, Charles Edward. (Jefferson City, Missouri, 1853-1924). Records of Jefferson City indicate the following: 1897 clerk at depot; residence at 106 Broadway (with Mildred Pollock) 1904-1905 cane maker for C. W. Allen 1908-1909 musician; residence at 106 Broadway (with wife Matty) 1912-1913 residence at St. Louis Road, east city limits --Wilmer Swope, DNAH Archives Note: not to be confused with Charles Edward Pollock (c.1871-1924). 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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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #12870

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