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Whispering Hope

Soft as the 4 voice of an 1 angel
5 Breathing a lesson un- 1 heard
Hope with a gentle 4 persuasion
5 Whispers her comforting word
5 Wait till the darkness is 1 over
5 Wait till the tempest is 1 done
4 Hope for the sunshine to- 1 morrow
5 After the shower is 1 gone

5 Whi- (whispering hope) spering 1 hope (whispering hope)
Oh how 5 wel- (welcome thy voice) come thy 1 voice (welcome thy voice)
4 Ma(making my heart ever) king my 1 heart (making my heart)
In its 5 so- (in its sorrow) rrow re- 1 joice (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, oh come, glad fruition
Come to my sad weary heart
Come, oh Thou blest hope of glory
Never, oh never depart

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.