"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

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

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)
(Oh, oh)

(When you believe)
(When you believe)

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"When You Believe [*]" as written by Stephen Schwartz

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    General CommentA very good production by Mariah And Whitney. A duet very well composed and emotional. The song tells of miracles. Which mankind has forgotten over the years. We ask how could Atlantis be so advanced in technology? Because of MIracles! Once again, a very good song! Gotta listen to it ;) Believe people. Believe and you will achieve! :D
    Viriion March 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentive loved this song ever since i saw the movie prince of egypt
    samion May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentVery beautiful this song
    nagareboshion June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like it
    kenzoon July 02, 2002   Link
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    General CommentPrince of Egypt, all the songs in it is good - especially this one
    Born2Singon September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is very beautifully represented by Mariah and Whitney. It basically means that when your at your lowest when you feel like you should just give up, if you believe you can make it through the rough times. Its a great song, with great lyrics.
    EcHOinMYeARon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOne of the few Mariah songs i can actually sing with. (why does her voice have to be so damn high?)
    zacsteron March 13, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdwddwdw
    abeljewishon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI liked to hear them both together, they are wonderful in their own way, I wish I was older back then to fully understand English.
    Gabigson August 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok. Is there actually black people replying to this song. I'm not trying to be rude. But Mariah only appealled to a lot of caucasion people when she had that song shake it off and we belong together. honestly. it sounds true enough
    loop-to-loopon February 03, 2006   Link

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