380. C. M. H. H. Hawley. The Hope, the Star, the Voice.
1 There is a hope, a blessed hope,
More precious and more bright
Than all the joyless mockery
The world esteems delight.
2 There is a star, a lovely star,
That lights the darkest gloom,
And sheds a peaceful radiance o'er
The prospects of the tomb.
3 There is a voice, a cheering voice,
That lifts the soul above,
Dispels the painful, anxious doubt,
And whispers, |God is love.|
4 That voice, aloud from Calvary's height,
Proclaims the soul forgiven;
That star is revelation's light;
That hope, the hope of heaven.