The Hope, the Star, the Voice

There is a hope, a blessed hope

Author: Horace H. Hawley
Tune: [There is a hope, a glorious hope]
Published in 31 hymnals

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1 There is a hope, a glorious hope,
More precious and more bright
Than all the joyless mockery
The world esteems delight.

That hope, that hope, that precious hope,
Of everlasting rest…
With the bright beaming star,
And the voice from afar,
All point to the land of the blest.

2 There is a star, a lovely star,
That lights the darkest gloom,
And sheds a peaceful radiance over
The prospects of the tomb. [Refrain]

3 There is a voice, a cheering voice,
That lifts the soul above,
Dispels the painful, anxious doubt,
And whispers, God is love. [Refrain]

4 That voice, aloud from Calvary’s height,
Proclaims the soul forgiven;
That star is revelation’s light;
That hope, the hope of Heav’n. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13917

Author: Horace H. Hawley

Hawley, H. H., author of "There is a hope, a blessed hope" [Hope in Christ], which appeared in A. C. Thomas's Hymns of Zion, 1839, was born in Lewis County, New York, April 10, 1817. In 1881 he published The Iris; Songs of Jesus for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings, to which he contributed seven hymns. The music of this collection is mainly by Mr. Hawley. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There is a hope, a blessed hope
Title: The Hope, the Star, the Voice
Author: Horace H. Hawley
Source: Hymns of Zion by Abel C. Thomas (Philadelphia, 1839)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: That hope, that hope, that precious hope
Copyright: Public Domain



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