Whispering Hope


Words and Music By: John T. Cooke
6/4 Time Key of Db
Harmonica tab by Barry Leamon 11-16-2005
Tab for 10 hole Diatonic harmonica
Note: The (-5) note is a subsitute for a missing note.

Verse 1

  6  6   6    7   -6  6 6   5     -5   -5  -5  -6  6  -5   5
Soft as the Voice of an an-gel, Breath-ing  a les-son un-heard

 5     5  5   5 -5   6  -6   7     6     6   6  -7   -6  -7   7
Hope with a gen-tel per-sua-sion, Whis-pers her com-fort-ing word;

7 6    6    6    6  (-5) -5 5  7    -7   -7   7    -7   7   -6   6 
Wait till the dark-ness is o-ver, Wait till life's tem-pest is done,

 7    7   7   7   -7   -6  6   7    5  5    5   6   -5 -4   4
Hope for the sun-shine to-mor-row, Aft-er, the show-er is gone

Chorus

  6         6 -6  -7   7          7
Whis  -    -  per-ing hope,           
Whispering hope,      whispering hope,

-7  7  -8        -8 7    -8     8           6
 O how Wel -   -   come  Thy  Voice
     Welcome thy Voice, O how welcome thy Voice;

-6            -6  -7 7    6            6  6  5  -5  -5    -5   5    5 
Mak   -    -     ing my heart            in its sor-row   re-joice.
Mak-ing my heart,       mak-ing my heart in its sor - row re-joice.

Verse 2

If in the dusk of the twilight, Dim be the re-gion 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 midnightis over, Watch for the breaking of day.

Verse 3

Hope is as anchor steadfast, Rends the davk 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.