Whispering Hope - Lyrics & History    

 

 

Whispering Hope    

Piano by John Troutman

Piano Sheet Music Arrangement for Whispering Hope

     


 

Who Wrote "Whispering Hope"?
Answer:  Septimus Winner

Lyrics
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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

 

 


 

Whispering Hope - Hymn History
 

There is very little information regarding the circumstances of the writing of "Whispering Hope" other than the
fact that the song was written in 1868.  But one thing is certain, the song was written by prolific songwriter
Septimus Winner who released much of his work under the pseudonym, Alice Hawthorne.  The text of this
song appears to be based on the scripture from Hebrews 6:19 which refers to the anchor that keeps the soul
steadfast.  That anchor is also the "Whispering Hope" of the Christian.