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Whispering Hope

Composer: Alice Hawthorne (Septimus Winner)
Arr: Merv Rowley/Ruth Randle 

The composer of this month's selection, Whispering Hope, was not really a professional songwriter, but he succeeded in writing several fine musical arrangements. He was a member of a large family - the 7th child, in fact - hence his Latin first name "Septimus". His mother was a distant relative of Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American writer. Winner chose "Alice Hawthorne" as a pseudonym... along with five others! He was a popular songwriter during the Civil War. Aside from this music, his other best-known piece of music was Listen to the Mockingbird.

Those hearing Whispering Hope for the first time may be inclined to think of it as a hymn, perhaps because the lyrics begin with a reference to "the voice of an angel". The lyrics focus on the importance of faith and hope in our daily lives, in times of stress. It is a thought-provoking tune expressing the composer's view of life. It is also very much a prayer - Jesus our hope of glory, an anchor for the soul. See Hebrews 6:18-20 for this reference.

We selected this music for its positive content - suitable, we thought, as a New Year's message.

Happy New Year!
Your 1-3-5 Team


Download files: 

Whispering Hope.pdf

Whispering Hope.tef

Whispering Hope.mid

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