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Thread #35089   Message #477169
Posted By: Helen
05-Jun-01 - 07:58 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Whispering Hope
Subject: Lyr Add: WHISPERING HOPE (Added verse)^^
I have the sheet music here. One of my treasured pieces - learnt it in school way back when, on a plastic whistle.

The verses I have are:

No. 1: The first verse posted by Gene.

No. 2: The verse posted by Chicken Charlie

No. 3:

Life is a journey before us,
Thru [sic] the great forest unknown,
Yet ther eis courage in learning,
Never are we all alone;
There all around hope is waiting,
Waiting to shine thru our fears,
Waiting 'til dawn brings the sunshine,
Giving farewell to our tears.


Whispering hope
Oh, how welcome thy voice.
Making my heart
In its sorrow rejoice.

This sheet music was published by southern Music Pub Co, Sydney (Oz), 1950. Words & music by Alice Hawthorne.

The second verse and refrain posted by Gene sound like they have been reworked, because the message is slightly different from the sheet music version.