"When You Believe" as written by Kenneth Edmonds and Stephen Schwartz....
Many nights we prayed
With no proof anyone could hear
In our hearts a hope for a song
We barely understood

Now we are not afraid
Although we know there's much to fear
We were moving mountains
Long before we knew we could, whoa, yes

There can be miracles
When you believe
Though hope is frail
Its hard to kill

Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you believe somehow you will
You will when you believe

(Mmmmmmmmmyeah)
Mmmyeah
In this time of fear
When prayer so often proves in vain

Hope seems like the summer bird
Too swiftly flown away
Yet now I'm standing here
My hearts so full, I can't explain

Seeking faith and speakin' words
I never thought I'd say
There can be miracles
When you believe (When you believe)

Though hope is frail
Its hard to kill (Mmm)
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve (You can achieve)

When you believe somehow you will
You will when you believe
(Hey)
(Ooh)

They don't always happen when you ask
And its easy to give in to your fears
But when you're blinded by your pain
Can't see the way, get through the rain

A small but still, resilient voice
Says hope is very near, oh (Oh)
There can be miracles (Miracles)
When you believe (Boy, when you believe, yeah) (Though hope is frail)

Though hope is frail (Its hard)
Its hard to kill (Hard to kill, oh, yeah)
Who knows what miracles
You can achieve (You can achieve, oh)

When you believe somehow you will (Somehow, somehow, somehow)
Somehow you will (I know, I know, know)
You will when you believe (When you)
(Oh oh)

(You will when you)
(You will when you believe)
(Ohoohooh)
(Oh, oh)

(When you believe)
(When you believe)


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"When You Believe" as written by Stephen Lawrence Schwartz Kenneth Babyface Edmonds

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    General CommentWow this song is great! It's a real inspirational one and makes you think 'yeah, who knows what might happen when i believe?' It's a good song and Mariah and Whitney sound brill together!
    XxBabyGurlxXon October 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat a song! Full of emotion and passion. It made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when i first heard it. Comming from the film The Prince Of Egypt, its not just inspirational, its also ver comforting too. The words tell us that there are miracles if we only believe. The only thing that it could happen if we keep looking into our own hearts and dont give up until we find what we are looking for. As for Mariah and Whitney, they did this song justice! Wonderful!
    jerseychickon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a wonderful song! moreover mariah carey and whitney houston who sing this song. that can be a plus point for "when you believe". i love this song so much :)
    this song is tell us about a miracle that will come without we realize it. we don't ever feel give up, although we think so difficult to through many examination in this life, and we think it's impossible to do something, because we must be sure if there is a miracle.
    we must keep pray to Allah, because Allah always hear our prayer, and surely grant it.
    we must have hope. because when we believe, we barely understood if the miracle is there :)
    AfifahLMGon February 08, 2014   Link

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