I had heard the quote “vale of tears” before, but to my surprise I had always mistakenly thought that it was “veil of tears”, not realizing what the quote really meant. The word “vale” is synonymous with “valley”, and knowing this makes the quote make a lot more sense. Now when looking into the origin of vale of tears there are several places where we can find today’s quote.
“Beyond this vale of tears there is a life above.” – Bible or Not?
“Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart, and all is darkened in the vale of tears.” – Bible or Not?
“To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this vale of tears.” – Bible or Not?
Here are the references to vale of tears revealing the original source of…Continue reading