Joseph Edwards Carpenter (2 November 1813 – 6 May 1885) was an English playwright and songwriter.
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- What are the wild waves saying,
Sister, the whole day long,
That ever amid our playing
I hear but their low, lone song?
- What are the wild Waves saying?, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- Yes! but there's something greater
That speaks to the heart alone:
'T is the voice of the great Creator
Dwells in that mighty tone.
- What are the wild Waves saying? Refrain, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).