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Whispering Hope

Representative Text

1 There's light in the valley of shadows,
No longer the darkness I fear;
For Jesus is reigning in Glory,
My strength and my light ever near.

Then whispering hope,
O how gentle thy voice;
Making my heart
In its sorrow rejoice.

2 There's hope for the sad and despondent,
Who suffer in silence alone;
Amid their bereavements and sorrow,
O'ercome by the weight of their gloom. [Chorus]

3 There's joy for the wayward and lonely,
Afar from their own native place;
A home and a welcome are waiting,
A father with sweet smiling face. [Chorus]

4 There's comfort and help for the dying,
A rod and a staff for the way;
A Guide who securely will lead them
To realms of an uncloudy day. [Chorus]

Source: The New Wonderful Songs for Work and Worship #103

Author: George W. Lyon

George Washington Lyon, born August 12, 1838 in DeKalb County, Georgia, was a musician, composer and music publisher and teacher; He died April 8, 1903 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dianne Shapiro, from Find A Grave ( and obituary, Atlantic Constitution, April 9, 1903 ( (accessed 7/5/2018) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's light in the valley of shadows
Title: Whispering Hope
Author: George W. Lyon
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then whispering hope, O how gentle thy voice
Copyright: Public Domain



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