I Can Only Imagine
Album Almost There
Released 1999 (Independant)
2001 (INO Records)
Recorded 2001
Length 4:08
Label INO Records
Genre CCM, Adult contemporary, Pop rock
Written by Bart Millard
Produced by Pete Kipley
Next single "Word of God Speak"
Last song "How Great Is Your Love"
Next song "Bless Me Indeed"
05 I Can Only Imagine

I Can Only Imagine is a song by MercyMe. It was released as the first single off of their album, Almost There, in 2001. A version of the song was also included on their independent release titled The Worship Project released in 1999.



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 Your face

Is before me

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

When that day comes

And I find myself

Standing in the Son

I can only imagine

When all I will do

Is forever

Forever worship You

I can only imagine


See alsoEdit

Chart PositionsEdit

  • Billboard Hot 100: #71
  • Billboard Hot Country Songs: #52
  • Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks: #5
  • Billboard Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks: #22
  • Billboard Top 40 Mainstream: #33


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