Safe, locked inside that upper room,
too scared to let the truth be known,
disciples had to see their Lord
before that truth could be their own.
And Thomas, still so full of doubt,
would not believe the tales they told
till Christ appeared, to show his wounds -
then his conviction made him bold.
Yet doubts and fears returned again.
Once more they locked themselves away
until the Holy Spirit came
on that inspiring, vital day.
The truth is now a living fact.
The love of God can never die.
So bold apostles stood their ground –
their living Lord is not a lie.
We have not seen, but we believe
and we must witness by our faith
to living truth we have received,
awakened by the Spirit’s breath.
Text: Marjorie Dobson © 2019 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England, www.stainer.co.uk. Please include any reproduction for local church use on your CCL Licence returns. All wider and any commercial use requires prior application to Stainer & Bell Ltd.
Metre: 88.88 (Long metre)
Suggested tune: Niagara (StF 596; H&P 58ii)