Who Sang Whispering Hope? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson The Troublemaker cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Alice Hawthorne, Robert F. White
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 5:35
producer: Arif Mardin
arranger: Willie Nelson
piano: Bobbie Nelson
guitar: Larry Gatlin and James Clayton Day
organ: Jeff Gutcheon
bass: Bee Spears
lead vocals: Willie Nelson
fiddle: Doug Sahm
drums (drum set): Paul English
composer: Willie Nelson
lyricist: Willie Nelson
Soft as the voice of an angel,
Breathing a lesson unheard,
Hope with a gentle persuasion
Whispers her comforting word:
Wait till the darkness is over,
Wait till the tempest is done,
Hope for the sunshine tomorrow,
After the shower is gone.

Whispering hope, oh how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

If, in the dusk of the twilight,
Dim be the region afar,
Will not the deepening darkness
Brighten the glimmering 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 in its sorrow rejoice.

Hope, as an anchor so steadfast,
Rends the dark veil for the soul,
Whither the Master has entered,
Robbing the grave of its goal.
Come then, O come, glad fruition,
Come to my sad weary heart;
Come, O Thou blest hope of glory,
Never, O never depart.

Whispering hope, oh how welcome thy voice,
Making my heart in its sorrow rejoice.

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Uncloudy Day
  • 2 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • 3 Whispering Hope
  • 4 There Is a Fountain
  • 5 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 6 The Troublemaker
  • 7 In the Garden
  • 8 Where the Soul Never Dies
  • 9 Sweet Bye and Bye
  • 10 Shall We Gather
  • 11 Precious Memories