I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe (DeFord)
They heard His Voice; They saw His face,
The promised Savior come to earth in days long past,
They saw Him deal the sick, and cause the lame to stand,
They watched as wind and waves were stilled at his command,
And though I did not see Him calm the raging seas.
His hand has calmed my troubled heart, and I believe.
They heard His teachings of forgiveness, love and faith,
He blessed their little ones, He taught them how to pray,
He fed the multitudes who hungered by the way,
And though I did not taste the bread He bade them eat,
His word is manna to my soul, and I believe.
They saw Him scourged, and mocked to scorn,
They heard the angry crowd, They saw Him crowned with thorns.
They watch Him bend beneath our burden in the streets,
They saw the bitter nails that pierced His hands and feet,
And though I was not there to watch with them at Calvary.
My spirit weeps, I have not seen, Ye I believe!
They heard His voice, They saw His face,
The risen Jesus, crowned with vict'ry o'er the grace,
And though I did not see His triumph over death,
Though I did not see Him draw immortal breath,
I know He lived and died and lives again for me.
My faith is sure, I have not seen, yet I believe.
Text: Sally DeFord
Music: Sally DeFord