10 Songs, 34 Minutes


A set of funky, danceable pop songs in His honor.

Mastered for iTunes


A set of funky, danceable pop songs in His honor.

Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
255 Ratings
255 Ratings


AWESOME...POWERFUL! I first heard this song on KLOVE radio and have checked iTunes over and over waiting for it to come out so I could buy it. It instantly spoke to my heart like the words on a card for a special someone. IT IS well with my soul...even if.
Thank you Mercy Me!


Great Effort from This Veteran Group!

I've not been a dedicated fan of MercyMe in the past, though I have liked several of their songs. This group of recordings shows a musical and lyrical depth that is instantly appealing. My song favorites would be Even If, You Found Me, and Hello Beautiful.

I'm sick to death, nearly, of all the "praise" recordings that are being released these days, all of which sound about the same and are generally uninteresting musically. So a unique album like this one clearly stands out. Great work guys!


Track after Track

A mixture of beats that I don't think MercyMe has tried before, but they pull them all off pretty much with ease. Catchy. Quotable. Singable. Memorable.
Lifer is a great start to such an upbeat album. Even If may be slower than most of the songs from this album, but don't think that keeps it from being one of the most amazing songs currently in existence. It's like God uses MercyMe to reach into the very souls of the people around them and put every emotion into words and music. And I dare you not to dance in the car to Happy Dance. Seriously.
In all honesty, the only song that made me stop and pause, unsure of whether I liked it, was Ghost. I love the sentiment, but maybe not necessarily the whole song in its entirety.
Over all, I definitely recommend the whole album. So many great songs that it would be a shame to miss out on any just because you tried to pick and choose instead of purchasing the whole album.

About MercyMe

Although praise & worship band MercyMe were founded in 1994, vocalist Bart Millard says that the group's birth was a process God started in him during high school. Millard recalls, "My dad and my older brother were both football players. So naturally, that's what I wanted to do as well. But I broke both my ankles in a high school football game and that ended my career." Due to the injury, Millard was left with an elective class to fill and reluctantly joined the only available option: Choir. With the prodding of his choir director, he was soon actively involved. During Millard's first semester in college, he was faced with the death of his father to cancer. The loss caused him to look for a change and a fresh start. Millard's youth pastor, who had recently moved from Millard's hometown of Greenville, Texas to Lakeland, Florida, invited him to work with the youth praise band. He accepted the offer and moved at the end of his freshman year of college. Millard says that his praise band involvement marked "the first time I had ever done anything with a band -- just a local youth group who played for a Wednesday night service. But I fell in love with it immediately."

It wasn't long afterward that Millard became friends with keyboardist Jim Bryson. In the summer of 1994, the two traveled to Europe as part of a praise team. The trip caused Millard and Bryson to consider full-time music ministry. In August of 1994, guitarist Mike Scheuchzer made the duo a trio. The three, who had moved to Oklahoma City, formed MercyMe. From there the group began to attract local promoters and opened for Audio Adrenaline. Following this, the band moved to Nashville and then to Texas. Their concerts grew to 200 dates per year. Bassist Nathan Cochran and percussionist Robby Shaffer joined the group, turning it from a trio into a five-member band. MercyMe, with six independent projects to their credit, signed with INO Records and released Almost There in August 2001. Thanks to the Dove Award-winning single "I Can Only Imagine," it topped the Christian charts, made the Top 40 in the overall album charts, and eventually went platinum.

A rootsier album, Spoken For, followed in 2002 and also performed well on the charts; it also earned the band three more Dove Awards. In 2003, veteran Christian rocker Barry Graul of Whitecross joined the band as a second guitarist. MercyMe's third album, Undone, followed one year later, and again earned the group commercial and chart success; in addition to further action on the Christian and album charts, MercyMe singles "Here with Me" and "Homesick" earned play on adult contemporary radio, marking a new frontier for the band. The Christmas Sessions appeared in the fall of 2005, and the band's fourth album, Coming Up to Breathe, arrived in April 2006. With a sharper sound less indebted to soft rock, it earned raves from critics and still hit number 13 on Billboard's album charts. The church-focused All That Is Within Me appeared in 2007, and also broke into the Top 20 of the album charts.

The best-of 10 followed in 2009, and MercyMe recorded a concept album titled The Generous Mr. Lovewell for their sixth studio LP. It earned critical respect and commercial success, including a debut at number three on the overall album charts and three number one singles on the Christian chart ("All of Creation," "Beautiful," and "Move"). In 2012, The Hurt & the Healer followed, peaking at number seven on the charts and earning more critical acclaim. Eighth proper album Welcome to the New was released in April 2014, with a rootsier but danceable sound. A Christmas album, MercyMe, It's Christmas, arrived in time for the 2015 holiday season. Lifer, the band's ninth album, was released in 2017 and delivered another high-energy set of faith-based and hook-laden songs, including the hit "Even If." A film adaptation based on the story behind MercyMe's massive 2001 crossover hit, "I Can Only Imagine," premiered in 2018. To coincide with the film's release, the band issued the career-spanning anthology, I Can Only Imagine: The Very Best of MercyMe, which featured an updated version of the title song recorded for the movie. ~ Ashleigh Kittle

Greenville, TX
August, 1994




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