MercyMe’s lead vocalist, Bart Millard, wrote the song I Can Only Imagine after his father’s death, imagining what it would be like to see God in heaven (where there is no more death, mourning, crying or pain).
It won for ‘Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year’ and Millard earned the Dove Award ‘Songwriter of the Year’ in the 2002 Dove Awards. It has a double platinum certification with over two million digital downloads, making it the only Christian single thus far to achieve that status. [Source]
Out of my 219-song worship playlist, this is my frequent first choice to start my day. Just found out from Jasmin yesterday that the story behind the song is coming up in an Easter movie with Dennis Quaid, J. Michael Finley, Cloris Leachman, and Priscilla Shirer among others. Very much looking forward to this!
Here’s the trailer:
An interview of Dennis Quaid:
And an old favorite video I used to watch often of Wynona Judd singing the song: