Music is not just rhythm, harmony, and melody. It’s also a story of a person, a community, or of a country. It speaks many volumes of life experiences, especially if the lyrics of a song hit hard and tells something about what has happened in a real-life situation.
It sure has a lot of meaning and purpose, just like what music has done to One Voice Children’s Choir. With their beautiful music, they are able to help enrich and change the lives of many other children just like them.
The group One Voice Children’s Choir was made for children of all ages, they all come together in unity to make uplifting songs and music.
One Voice Children’s Choir craft songs of their own or create a new arrangement for songs from other artists. The children in this video create a new arrangement to the popular song “I Can Only Imagine” by MercyMe. Every child within the video are stunningly talented.
In this video, the group consists of eleven soloists, twenty violinists, and three dancers.
One Voice Children’s Choir’s vision statement is that, “Through music, they will inspire, enrich, uplift and serve their global community, while building youth as One Voice.”
To create their vision statement the choir only performs songs that are “value oriented” as one music family. To be able to be one family with one voice, the choir does not separate the children into groups by age. They literally mean one voice and every member performs together as one.
One Voice Children’s Choir has already performed in over 125 nations. The group has also competed on America’s Got Talent, performed for former President Barack Obama, and even on the beaches of Normandy for a commemoration of D-Day.
Their YouTube channel has over 2.1 million followers and over 336 million views. That is immensely impressive for a children’s choir from Northern Utah. It just shows how talented and well-loved the One Voice Children’s Choir really is. For this particular video the choir does not only perform the hit song “I Can Only Imagine,” they created their own original music video.
The song “I Can Only Imagine” was written by Bart Millard, who is also the lead singer of the music band MercyMe.
“When my father passed in 1991, he left me with the assurance that he was headed to a better place. For several years following his death, I would find myself writing the phrase ‘I can only imagine’ on anything I could find. That simple phrase would give me a peace thinking about what my dad was finally experiencing,” Bart explains.
This beautiful song shares Bart’s imagination about what his first-time meeting Jesus is going to be like.
The song was a number one hit in Christian music and crossed over into Adult Contemporary and Top 40 radio, which does not happen that often. The song was also turned into a movie of the same name starring Dennis Quaid. The movie uncovers Bart’s abusive childhood at the hands of his father, but how his faith kept his dreams and hopes alive. It also demonstrates the reconciliation of father and son.
“I Can Only Imagine” is a song that has touched thousands of people. Its message strikes right at the soul for many that are struggling or in need of a refreshing of their faith. To listen the touching lyrics from the voice of children brings the song to a new level. The song begins,
“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”
Let’s all hope that more children will get themselves involved in groups like the One Voice Children’s Choir. We need to hear more uplifting songs like this. Let us not lose our faith and believe that one day, we will all wake up to a virus-free world.
Be prepared to be moved, watch the video below to see One Voice Children’s Choir as they beautifully sing “I Can Only Imagine”.
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