Those who are younger may not be familiar with what dew is or how it appears in the morning before the sun rises. This hymn uses the scriptural reference to the dews from heaven to describe how the doctrines of eternity become clear to us, just like the dew appears in the morning before dawn.
The following link is a PDF file: Hymn – 149 As the Dew from Heaven Distilling
This is a help prepared for those who might find it interesting to read an explanation of the text of some of our beloved hymns. The text for this hymn came from churchofjesuschrist.org. Specifically, it came from this list of hymns.
How many hymns finally end up in this series will depend on whether this is something you find useful. Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.