Soft whispers of hope January 08 2017

The start of a new year is often associated with lots of ill-founded optimism.

We want this new year to be better than the previous. We want to lose weight, exercise more, improve our health, enjoy richer relationships, gain more wealth. 

When I was a young teen my mother told me that her favourite hymn was “Whispering Hope.”

That was unsurprising - her name is Hope. 

But there is more to it than that. 

My mother has always known the softness of an angel’s voice, the whispers of her comforting words. And she lives with the hope “for the sunshine tomorrow.”

My wish for all of us this year is that we will hear the soft whispers of hope. 

You can listen to Hayley Westenra’s version of “Whispering Hope” here.

The lyrics are below. 

Happy New Year everyone!

You can see my “Her flower garden” platter here

“Whispering Hope”
by Septimus Winner (this version by Jim Reeves)

Soft as the voice of an angel
Breathing a lesson unheard
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers a comforting word.

Wait, till the darkness is over
Wait, till the tempest is done
Hope, for the sunshine tomorrow
After the darkness is gone.

Whispering hope,
Oh how welcome Thy voice
Making my heart
Any sorrow rejoice.

If in the dusk of the twilight
Dimmed be the region afar
Will not the deepening darkness
Brightin’ the glittering 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.

Whispering hope,
Oh how welcome Thy voice
Making my heart
Any sorrow rejoice...

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