Monday, May 10, 2010

I Can Only Imagine

Many of you know this song and probably, like me, sing along whenever you listen to it but once again it takes on a new and deeper meaning for me today as my dear friend is now pain free forever. Sing with me won't you.

I Can Only Imagine by Mercy Me

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,

Barbara wore purple today as she entered the presence of the Lord. I will be forever grateful for her friendship and that with Christ there are no mistakes-He moved us right next door to her for a reason.



  1. One of my favorite songs. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. I am so sorry you lost your dear friend!! I ADORE this song. Gives me chills every time!!! Hugs.

  3. Oh Wow Noreen,
    So sorry to hear for you and the families sake, but she got her promotion into Heaven. Really can't get any better than that for her!!
    So said for the ones left behind tho. Will be praying for you and the family hon.
    I love love love that song. Have you ever seen the video that goes with that, it is really moving.
    I cry everytime I see it!!
    But they are tears of joy!!
    Love and Blessings hon,
    Come by to see me soon I have missed you!!

  4. I love that song and it meant a lot to me when my Mom died. Blessings to you sweet friend. I love that she wore purple and is now pain free. Wish I was a little closer to give you a hug. Know that you are prayed for and loved.

  5. Beautiful post for a loved one.

  6. Dear Noreen,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. Praying for all of you.

    I've always loved that beautiful song.

    God bless you.... xo

  7. many prayers for those left behind whose lives are left with a hole your friend once occupied. This song is beautiful.

  8. What a beautiful song to celebrate the passing of a loved one. And what a beautiful color for your friend to wear - the color of royalty - as she enters her place in eternity as a child of the King!
    Barbara is blessed to have had you as her dear friend. Friends like you are few and far between today.
    Prayers for the family and hugs for you,

  9. I love that song! Such a song of hope and anticipation. I'm sorry you had to say good-bye to a friend.

  10. I do love this song, thank you for sharing it with us, and I am very sorry you lost your dear friend Barbara, God bless you and uphold you with his mighty hand.
    In His Love, Barbara

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Noreen! As a believer, Barbara is indeed present with the Lord! What a beautiful thought to help sustain all of her loved ones through the emotions of loss. God bless you!

  12. I am sorry for you and her family, Noreen. The song is beautiful and I'm sure she was too. Still the physical loss of a friend can be hard and a bit lonely.


  13. Your tribute brought tears to my is amazing how the Lord uses songs we have heard many many times to minister to us in our time of need...He did that for me, too when my Granddaddy went home...when I left the hospital, the first song on my player touched that spot deep down inside that needed extra loving care...I cried like a baby....

  14. Sweet Sweet Friend,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Death of a loved one...whether it be family or never easy. My heart and prayers are with you and the families.

    This is one of my favorite songs. I have it on my music player on my web site.

    Love you,

  15. Yes I sing it often, an I do wait til the storm passes over..Great post here dear, thank you.
    Lots of hugs my friend, Barbara♥

  16. (((Noreen))))) Love this song...How lovely to wear purple to meet the Prince.
    Tears will never stain the streets of that city.....Barb is pain free in the presence of the Lord!
    Hugs & Prayers, Ella


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