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When the Mists Have Cleared Away

When the mists have rolled in splendor

Author: Annie Herbert
Tune: [When the mists have rolled in splendor] (Sankey)
Published in 171 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the mists have rolled in splendor
From the beauty of the hills,
And the sunlight falls in gladness
On the river and the rills,
We recall our Father's promise
In the rainbow of the spray:
We shall know each other better
When the mists have cleared away.

We shall know as we are known,
Never more to walk alone,
In the dawning of the morning
Of that bright and happy day.
We shall know each other better,
When the mists have rolled away.

2 Oft we tread the path before us
With a weary, burdened heart;
Oft we toil amid the shadows,
And our fields are far apart:
But the Savior's "come, ye blessed,"
All our labor will repay,
When we gather in the morning
Where the mists have rolled away. [Chorus]

3 We shall come with joy and gladness,
We shall gather round the throne;
Face to face with those that love us,
We shall know as we are known:
And the song of our redemption
Shall resound thro' endless day,
When the shadows have departed,
And the mists have rolled away.

Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #66

Author: Annie Herbert

Annie Elvira Hubbart (Herbert) Barker USA 1844-1932. Born in Leon, NY, she received some education at Randolph Academy in her home county. She later taught there herself. Gospel songs were becoming popular in evangelistic services in the 19th century. She became a successful public recitalist, studying at the Buffalo School of Oratory and with Anna Randall Diehl of New York and Professor Leonard of Boston. After marrying in 1879, she moved to Montana with her husband, from that area. Along with other pioneers. She claimed those years as the best of her life. In 1888 they moved again to San Rafael, CA, he being an invalid at that time. She lived there the rest of her life. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the mists have rolled in splendor
Title: When the Mists Have Cleared Away
Author: Annie Herbert
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We shall know as we are known
Copyright: Public Domain


Herbert, Annie. This name is given by Mr. Sankey in his My Life and Sacred Songs, 1906, as the writer of the hymn, "When the mists have rolled in splendour" ( We shall know as we are known), and was sung by him for the first time in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, in 1883. It has become one of the most popular of his Sacred Songs and Solos.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Hymns of the Christian Life #133


The Cyber Hymnal #7375


Timeless Truths #945

Include 168 pre-1979 instances
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