Album: The Prince of Egypt: Original Soundtrack (1997)
Charted: 4 15
  • 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 prayer so often proves in vain
    Hope seemed 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 clear through the rain
    A small, but still, resilient voice
    Says help is very near


Comments: 3

  • Kato from Belgrade, SerbiaI absolutely love this song, though I prefer the original voices. I loved that this movie and this song appeal to a very large audience: you can be Jewish, Muslim, Christian, whatever and still enjoy this. It’s hard to do and all of the singers did a great job!
  • Christopher from Charlotte, NcReliable sources say that Michelle's and Sally's vocals were recorded earlier than those of Whitney and Mariah who sang the pop version during the closing credits. So even though both versions are on the soundtrack and in the film, Since Michelle and Sally recorded theirs earlier, the Mariah/Whitney version is considered a cover. So this song need to also go into the
    category of "More Songs Originally Recorded By Other Artists. Personally I like the original Pfeiffer/Dworsky duet better.
  • Jazzz from FrankfurtPretty good song, but it's one of those "God is light and love and happiness" kind of messages. They clearly tried to appeal to the biggest audience possible. Christianity has started to sell well. Oh, ok, in this song, Christ isn't even the topic, so even a happy Muslim or Jewish person will sing along. Let's all chime in "When you ..." Sorry for the sarcasm.
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