Whispering Hope

Date recorded: January 22, 2010

Words by: Septimus Winner

Music by: Septimus Winner

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.


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

Legacy Comments

Sue Simons says:

February 05, 2014

Thanks so much for this web site! This is the first recording of a song that has been sang at each funeral in my dad’s family – starting with his mother; it was her favorite song; Whispering Hope!

Jim Riley says:

March 06, 2012

Love these songs! Congratulations to the students, faculty & staff that participated in the recording of these wonderful hymns! Keep up the good work and help preserve a-capella singing!

Terrie Smith says:

December 31, 2011

Thanks for maintaining and enhancing this site. Can’t wait to see more of my favorites like “Ten Thousand Angels” and “Salvation Has Been Brought Down” and “A Beautiful Life” etc… also camp songs like “Unto Thee O Lord” etc….