You’ve heard the original “I Can Only Imagine”, but what do you think about MercyMe’s “updated” version…

With the release of I Can Only Imagine, we felt like we had a unique opportunity to create a new version of the song.  I’ve thought a lot over the years about if I could go back and redo ‘Imagine,’ how would I do it?  That’s not an opportunity you really get all that often.  So I kept thinking about what that song has meant to me – and to so many others – over the years.  It definitely came out of a difficult season and brought hope, but there’s something very melancholy about the way the song was produced.  I thought it’d be awesome to do a new version that was more of a celebration and opportunity to rejoice in the fact that we don’t have to imagine much longer.  I just thought that would also feel like a great way to tie in to the end of the movie when the credits are rolling – a song you kinda pump your fist to – like yes, this is our hope in Christ!  So that’s the direction we went… how I see ‘I Can Only Imagine’ these days versus when I first wrote it.” –Bart Millard (MercyMe)

One Response to "New version of “I Can Only Imagine”"

  • Alicia says:

    Thanks Bart; this is STILL my favorite song to sing when I think of what I’ll do when I stand face to face with my Savior in my eternal home! I love this version, too, for it’s upbeat tempo that spurs on the hope we have in Christ!

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