Whispering Hope

Written in 1868 by Septimus Winner, aka Alice Hawthorne, Whispering Hope has offered hope to many in their darkest hours.

This year has held many dark moments for individuals, families, and nations. More than ever, we need hope. We need the Lord to shine upon our situations.

Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee (Psalm 33:22).

The Song

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, O how welcome thy voice, Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

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.

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, O come glad fruition, Come to my sad, weary heart; Come, O Thou blest hope of glory, Never, O never depart.

Whispering Hope Public Domain 1868

May hope fill our hearts and minds as we look to the Lord!  

6 thoughts on “Whispering Hope

  1. Whispering Hope: two words I love individually, and together. It’s an old, old song that still resonates in my heart. Lovely words of comfort today. Thank you!!

    • I love that, Carole! “Two words.” I hadn’t heard this song in years until recently when the words and the tune began drifting through my mind. Oh, how it resonates in this season! Blessings of hope and safety, dear friend! 💗

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