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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 imagine

Songwriters: Bart Marshall Millard
I Can Only Imagine lyrics © Music Services, Inc

About This Song

"I Can Only Imagine," the lyrics for which lead singer Bart Millard wrote in just ten minutes, was inspired by the loss of his father, who was abusive before being diagnosed with cancer and transformed by faith.

Millard's song struck a chord transporting the listener to the feet of Jesus at the gates of heaven, presenting a question that many might not yet have pondered. What will it be like the first time we see His face? The anticipation of that moment is overwhelming and with this song, Millard managed to put that beautiful anticipation into words.

Check out Bart's story in his own words in the video below.


Related Verses in the Bible

Isaiah 25:8-12 | Matthew 5:17-20 | Matthew 19:17-19 | Luke 13:29-33 | John 14:2-4 | Colossians 3:1-7 | Revelation 7:13-17