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Whispering Hope
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Words & music: Septimus Winner (“Alice Hawthorne”)
(published by Lee & Walker, Philadelphia, 1868)
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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.
Chorus:
Whispering Hope
Oh how welcome thy voice
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.
Whispering Hope
Oh 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.
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