Scripture Verse

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:13


J. Lincoln Hall (1866–1930)

Words: Mrs. J. I. Mc­Clel­land, 1926.

Music: Ar­ranged by J. Lin­coln Hall from Whis­per­ing Hope (Win­ner) (🔊 pdf nwc). Hym­nals oft­en give the com­pos­er as Clyde Will­ard, one of Hall’s pseu­do­nyms.

If you know Mc­Clel­land’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Like the faint dawn of the morning,
Like the sweet freshness of dew,
Comes the dear whisper of Je­sus,
Comforting, tender and true.
Darkness gives way to the sunlight,
While His voice falls on my ear;
Seasons of Hea­ven’s refreshing,
Call to new gladness and cheer.


Whispering hope,
Like the song of the angels,
Jesus, Thy love is sweet music to me.

Singing the song of forgiveness,
Softly I hear in my soul,
Jesus has conquered for­ev­er
Sin with its fearful control.
Whispering courage for warfare,
Bending Thine ear when I pray;
Glorious, ris­en Re­deem­er,
O how I praise Thee today!


Hope is an anchor to keep us,
Holding both steadfast and sure;
Hope brings a wonderful cleansing,
Thro’ His blood, making us pure.
Whispering hope of His coming,
How my heart thrills at His Word!
O to be watching and waiting,
Ready to welcome the Lord!