Even When

He is Silent

Found on a cellar wall of the Cologne Nazi Concentration Camp 

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love,
even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God,
even when he is silent.

Image by Karsten Winegeart
Image by Frederick Wallace

I believe through any trial,
there is always a way
But sometimes in this suffering
and hopeless despair
My heart cries for shelter,
to know someone’s there
But a voice rises within me,

saying hold on my child,

I’ll give you strength,
I’ll give you hope.

Just stay a little while.

I believe in the sun
even when it is not shining
And I believe in love
even when there’s no one there
But I believe in God
even when he is silent
I believe through any trial
there is always a way.

Image by Frederick Wallace
Image by Sven Brandsma

May there someday be sunshine
May there someday be happiness
May there someday be love
May there someday be peace….”