Whispering hope

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1 Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering hope, oh, how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

2 If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering star?
Then when the night is upon us,
Why should the heart sink away?
When the dark midnight is over,
Watch for the breaking of day. [Refrain]

3 Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal;
Come then, oh, come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, oh, never depart. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #660

Author: Septimus Winner

Born: May 11, 1827, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died: November 22, 1902, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. Pseudonyms-- Alice Hawthorne (an arrangement of his mother’s maiden name) Percy Guyer Mark Mason Paul Stenton Winner was a well known poet, composer and violinist. A self taught musician, he also ran a music store, gave lessons on various instruments, and played in the Philadelphia Brass Band and Cecilian Musical Society. He wrote or edited over 200 volumes of music, for more than 20 instruments, and produced 2,000 arrangements for violin and piano. He wrote the song "Listen to the Mocking Bird," but sold the rights to it for the grand sum of five dollars; in the next few year… Go to person page >

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First Line: Soft as the voice of an angel
Title: Whispering hope
Author: Septimus Winner (1868)
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Whispering hope



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