I Can Only Imagine

Album: Almost There (2001)
Charted: 71
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  • I can only imagine what it will be like
    When I walk, by your side
    I can only imagine what my eyes will see
    When you face is before me
    I can only imagine
    I can only imagine

    Surrounded by You glory
    What will my heart feel
    Will I dance for you Jesus
    Or in awe of You be still
    Will I stand in your presence
    Or to my knees will I fall
    Will I sing hallelujah
    Will I be able to speak at all
    I can only imagine
    I can only imagine

    I can only imagine when that day comes
    When I find myself standing in the Son
    I can only imagine when all I would do is forever
    Forever worship You
    I can only imagine
    I can only imagine

    Surrounded by Your glory
    What will my heart feel
    Will I dance for You, Jesus
    Or in awe of you be still
    Will I stand in your presence
    Or to my knees will I fall
    Will I sing hallelujah
    Will I be able to speak at all
    I can only imagine
    I can only imagine hey ya ah

    Surrounded by Your glory
    What will my heart feel
    Will I dance for You, Jesus
    Or in awe of you be still
    Will I stand in Your presence
    Or to my knees will I fall
    Will I sing hallelujah
    Will I be able to speak at all
    I can only imagine
    I can only imagine hey ya ah

    I can only imagine yeah yeah
    I can only imagine

    I can only imagine ey ey ey
    I can only imagine

    I can only imagine when all I will do
    Is forever, forever worship You
    I can only imagineWriter/s: Bart Marshall Millard
    Publisher: ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
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Comments: 8

  • Sierra from KansasWonderful song! Has really stuck out to me.
  • Kaylee from AmericaI don't cry a lot because of my depression, but this song got me on the edge of crying. This song is truly amazing,and so is the movie. My school is doing something we like to call "fine arts." I am planning on doing a solo of this in front of about 200 players. I will have a piano player doing the back round music,but it's still nerve racking. But I know that God will be by my side encouraging me. I hope you all have an amazing and wonderful day. God bless you all. ^_^
  • Scott from Jackson, AkI can't wiat to meet Jesus. We all need to spread God's word to all people who don't know him.
  • Emily from Around Chicago, IlExactly, Rhianna. That's it. Besides, isn't that what purgatory is for? It says in the Bible that there is a state of purification before we go into heaven. Maybe that also includes being prepared to meet God and Jesus. Me being only 13, that sounds like a lot, but you hit the nail on the head. I just had to say something.
  • John from Pelion, ScIt was this song that helped me get through when of all of my Grandparents died within a five year period.
  • Kamla from Buffalo, NyIt always amazed me that this song was such a popular secular song. In a world where we are constantly taking Him out of everything, we get teary eyed over a song that has the words "I can only imagine when all I will do is forever, forever worship You." Ridiculous.
  • Rhianna from Badonkadonkville, OhDeffinately. It's impossible to know what its going to be like. But i don't think that it'll be as awkward as many people think. I think once we see Him, we'll automatically know what to do upon being in his presence.
  • Scott from Kings Park, NyGreat lyrics, and music. Makes you wonder what it would be like meeting Jesus
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