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I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe

“Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

John 20:29 KJV

About the Song

Church Music Submission: Song division–Award of Distinction 2003 (Original version)

The version with accompaniment 2 is heard in the video below. This selection is part of the Built Upon the Rock program. This song can also be downloaded from the music section of the lds.org website.


They heard his voice; they saw his face
The promised Savior come to earth in days long past
They saw him heal 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 voice; they saw his face
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 watched 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
Yet I believe

They heard his voice; they saw his face
The risen Jesus, crowned with vict’ry o’er the grave
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

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  1. Carlos

    Daer Sally; Your song “I have not seen yet I believe” has touched my soul. It confort me during hard times here in Venezuela(Southamerica), where dispair and hiopelessness has become our daily life. I want to apologized since I took the liberty to work for sevearl weeks in a proper translation of this song into spanish, making a great effort in keeping the spirit of the inspiration of each word. I became with a translation thet I believe align with the original in English version. Plaease let me know if you would like to read it and listen it (my voice) so I can send it to you.
    May our Lord Jesus Christ grace be with you always…Carlos Rios

  2. Anon

    Dear Sally,

    I accompany a branch member here in Mexico who is learning to share her vocal talent. We are working on “I Have Not Seen, Yet I Believe” in espanol. She loves this beautiful song and has caught the spirit of the piece. Thank you for your talent and your selflessness in sharing your work with those of us who could never do what you do.

    Susan Hanks Fernald, San Felipe, Baja California North, Mexico

  3. Cami Smith

    My husband is the choir director for the Foothills Ward of the Yuma Arizona Stake. I often assist him in selecting music and you are our #1 choice online. Thank you so very much for generously sharing your beautiful music for free. We are very grateful to you and have been blessed again and again by your music.

  4. Verla Harmston

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful music that you write. Best of all, thank you for your immense generosity to share them for free. I am our Stake Music Chairman. Our Stake music library has many of your songs and they are always enjoyed by everyone who hears them.

    In training my music chairmen, I recommend your songs as a number 1 choice to check out. In our stake, as I am sure is the case in many stakes, you are a household word among music chairmen, choir directors, and anybody involved with church music. What a great missionary tool you have given to us.

    Thank you for sharing your vast talent.

    Verla Harmston Stake Music Chairman Omaha Nebraska Papillion Stake


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