B. Porter

LET there be hope today, Lord,

Hope as I watch and pray, Lord,

Hope of a sunlit way, Lord,

In the dark day give hope.


Hope when the waves roll high, Lord,

Hope when the winds sweep by, Lord,

Hope through a storm-rent sky, Lord,

Into my heart send hope.


Hope that the clouds may clear, Lord,

Hope that dispels each fear, Lord,

Hope because Thou art near, Lord,

So let me wait in hope.


In hope ’gainst hope, I wait, Lord,

Faced by some fast-barred gate, Lord,

Hope never says too late, Lord,

Therefore in Thee I hope.


Hope though the night be long, Lord

Hope of a glowing dawn, Lord,

Morning must break in song, Lord,

For we are saved by hope.


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