Even when He is silent

Even when He is silent was originally written for choir, commissioned by The St. Olaf Festival (Olavsfestdagene) in Trondheim, Norway, in 2011, and has become a favorite among choirs around the world.

Available in 3 different versions arranged by Kim's friend and colleague Christian Eriksen. 



  • Duration: 5 minutes
  • Author/lyricist: Anon 20th century
  • Year: 2011/
  • Licensing: Norsk Musikkforlag

The original versions for choir are available from Walton Music and Norsk Musikkforlag.



The text for the piece was written by an anonymous writer, during World War 2, and was found written on a wall:

I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.
I believe in love even when I feel it not.
I believe in God even when He is silent.


Kim André Arnesen · Even when He is silent (wind ensemble)