When You Believe

Many nights we've prayed
With no proof anyone could hear,
In our hearts a hopeful song
We barely understood.

Now we are not afraid;
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains long
Before we knew we could.

There can be miracles, when you believe;
Though hope is frail, it's hard to kill.
Who knows what miracles you can achieve
When you believe, somehow you will,
You will when you believe.

In this time of fear
When prayers so often prove in vain,
Hope seems like the summer birds,
Too swiftly flown away.

Yet now I'm standing here;
My heart's so full I can't explain.
Seeking faith and speaking words
I never thought I'd say.

They don't always happen when you ask
And it's easy to give in to your fears.
But when you're blinded by your pain,
Can't see your way straight throught the rain,
A small but still resilient voice
Says hope is very near.

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz