“Even If” Lyric Video


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  • Sheila Wadsworth

    I cannot tell you how much your music has ministered to me, particularly in the last several months. My husband of over 41 years died in April 2015 from injuries sustained in a horrific motor vehicle accident. Our oldest son had shut us out of his life just months before that accident, not allowing us to see our 4 grandsons. Our middle son, who was extremely close to his dad and was battling opioid addiction, was found dead December 2, 2016 at the age of 36. And then, a month later, in January of this year, my dad died. Praise God I have my youngest son and his family. In all of this I prayed for physical healing for my husband, and that my middle son would be set free from addiction, and for reconciliation with my oldest son. God did heal my husband, not how I wanted, and he did set my son free, not the way I wanted. They both had received Christ as their Savior. EVEN IF truly speaks for me, and brings me to tears every time., as well as HURT AND THE HEALER and FINALLY HOME. I praise God that He ministers to me through your music and thank you for your ministry.

    • Penny Carter

      Praise God for your testimony and faithfulness. Thank you for encouraging hope in me through your life story. I feel the same way about their music. I pray God will bless you and keep you all your days. ?

    • Anna Filson

      Shelia, I understand your sadness as well. I really do. In 2001 our youngest son was married and it was a joyous time. My husband retired as a police officer after 28 years and started teaching. 14 months later our youngest son who had just married was told he had cancer. He was only 21 years old. three years later my husband was accused of teasing a student for being gay. It was all made up and tore us hard. He left his job and we decided to fight the story of what the young man said because it was a lie. Two years later my husband went back to his job. He was very ill and was told he had GBS Guillian Barre Syndrom. Our oldest son was serving in the War in Iraq and came home with PSTD, he and his wife divorced.
      On April 9th 2014 our youngest son los this 11 year battle with cancer, four months later our middle son was offered a job with Amazon in Seattle so he moved his family 2000 miles away. four months later on December 18th of 2014 our oldest son was thrown from his motor cycle and killed on impact. Seven months later we moved to Seattle to be with our middle son and his family. I understand your sadness and I know how much Mercy Me’s music has spoken to me during all our sadness. may our God hold you in His loving arms and give you Peace.

  • Thomas Hayes

    This is a very inspirational song. Thank you for all of your great songs.

    • Crystal Hernandez

      In 2007 my then 2 year old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes! I have LOVED this song since the first time I heard it but was not until today that I learned that Bart’s son was also diagnosed at the same age! This song has gotten me through many sleepless nights, hospital stays and juice boxes!!!!

  • Denise Dacis

    Your songs Wven If and Himesick have ministered so much to myself and my family over this last month. March 5,2017 our 24yr old son went to be with the Lord unexpectedly. Due to circumstances beyond our control & life choices. The devil stole him right out frm under us. We have a new perspective on our grief and how it is in heaven. We thank the Lord for the talents & gifts of you guys as musicians and writers the Lord has blessed you with. May God bless yr families as you minister for Gods Kingdom.

  • Steve T

    Powerful song! Beautiful message and vocals.

  • scotti

    Love it on my way to buy

  • Rita Bryan

    unable to stop the tears…..just want to praise Jesus for MercyMe……..thanks for what you do!

  • Kim Caskey

    Thank You MercyMe for helping me to carry on when days are dark…….

  • Kristin Flowers

    When will “Even if” be an accompaniment? ? I am anxious to sing it as my solo at church. We need this sooo bad!
    Thanks & God bless

  • Lee Ann Paddison

    I have loved your music since I first heard “I Can Only Imagine”. I have several favorites and have given the CD “The Generous Mr Lovewell” to my family members because it is my favorite. “Even If”touches me deeply and when my son hears it, it will minister to him where he is at right now. Thank you for hearing God and being obedient and faithful to what He has called you to do. God bless you.

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  • Kathy Moore

    I heard you on the radio last night- talking about your son who is Type 1 and how the song came about. I was crying on the way to meeting at church as my son is also Type 1. He is 12 and was diagnosed 5 years ago. We live in Plano, Texas. It meant the world to me to hear you talk about the struggle. It is a battle each day and I love how real you were. It also makes this song extra special- and honestly tough to hear. Some days, I am angry and those days are hard. No idea how old your son is, but mine attends Camp Sweeney here is Gainesville, TX. IT IS AWESOME!!!!! 3 weeks of “normal” and FUN!!!! check it out. My son’s name is Thompson and he is awesome. An athlete with a fighting spirit and a love for Jesus. He amazes me and God works through him- I see it all of the time.

    Thank you for your awesome songs! Especially… “Even If”

  • Cliff Worsham

    You Guys are amazing. You are always reminding me how amazing God is! Thank You!

  • Lisa McCauley

    Sunday I watched you for the first time or even heard your music….I want you to know I love southern gospel music, but I love your band..all of you guys sing beautifully….you have my attention….looking forward in listening to you, and more of your music…God bless you all.

  • clara gaston

    Thank you, MercyMe, for just being such an awesome ministering conduit. I have yet to find a song which you’ve created and not found it to minister to my spirit. You’ve gone and done it again with your song EVEN IF. Thank You, Jesus! I often take your songs and use them as a way to minister, whenever I get the opportunity to share a message from the Word in our prayer ministry, and your songs have been delivered to those I share them with, with such a spiritual impact. I just would that they could hear the music that I have in my head as I share the words to the songs! Kinda comical when I want to break out in song, especially knowing my voice is not to be broadcast in the LOUD mode!
    Love you guys so, so much…keep ministering, allowing GOD to use you through song.

  • Debbie Namanny

    I’ve never left a comment about a song before but I truly felt I needed to share how God used your song “Even If” to heal and restore my hurting heart. I recently lost my dad to cancer. There is joy in that I know, without a doubt, that my daddy is dancing with Jesus and isn’t suffering any longer. But for those of us who have lost a loved one the pain is so deep and overwhelming at times it is difficult to move forward. In my case I feel God let me down. Not because He didn’t heal my dad but because I had to watch him breath his last breath. There are those who say this is a blessing but I can say that after watching my mom do the same thing fourteen years ago this was all that I asked of God when it came to my dad passing ~ please don’t make me watch his last breath. The words of your song, which I listened to over and over again, helped me sit face to face with God and pour out all my hurt, anger, and disappointment that He didn’t answer this one prayer for me. I don’t understand why He didn’t take my dad minutes before I arrived that morning, I may never know, but with the help of your song and lots and lots of prayer and honesty with Jesus I have been able to say that “Even if ~ mountains are left unmoved ~ it is well with my soul.” So thank you for being an instrument of God that ministers to so many people in so many ways. I’m sure it’s not always easy being in the position you are in but thank you for bringing God glory and help in the healing process for many.

  • Maritza

    This is, by far, the absolute most spirit felt song I have ever had the pleasure of experiencing. It is EXACTLY what I struggle with daily with my faith. “What to do when…”. It spoke to my spirit, in a way that was authentic, real and spirit-filled. I am moved EVERY time it comes on the radio. I am connected to it in such a strong way, as I never have before to any other song. It is not a chorus filled song. It is someone’s heart speaking to our Lord, it’s true pain and experience. One that is, I’m sure, shared by so many of His children. Thank you, so very kindly, for sharing your heart through your inspirational music. God’s blessings.

  • A Wattigney

    Thank you for being real and honest. We are all human and, no matter our profession, often find ourselves in circumstances beyond our control. Thank God, He loves us so much, to hold us up out of our stormy ocean of hurt and pain.

    Thank you for your gift of relating God’s ability to move unmovable mountains and His ability to sustain us when He doesn’t. We always learn and grow into stronger people when He doesn’t always do what we ask. He makes something good out of the bad.

  • Betty Joe

    I love “Even If”. The first time I heard it on K-Love it touched my heart. Listening to the words lets me know that no what I go through in life, I still have to keep my hope and the Lord and give him all praise. honor and glory. This is the first time I’ve ever written a comment about and song. May God continue to bless “Mercy Me” with songs that will minister to others.

  • Be Still

    Mercy Me! What an awesome song! The last three years have been a nightmare for me with one loss after another. I surely know what it means to lose and be broken and sifted. But through it all I’ve been able to cling to Jesus knowing that He is good as I’ve continuously reminded myself “It is well with my soul!” I’ve been looking for the best FIGHT SONG for many, many months – and I’ve finally found it with “Even If” (and “We Win”)! Wow, mercy me!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Can’t listen to this enough! LOVE THIS ALBUM!! God bless you guys!

  • Betty Lowell

    When I first heard “Even If,” I knew something was being expressed by Bart and the boys that was so painful, I at first didn’t even want to hear it-the pain was too much. But then I kept listening, and the words kept getting deeper and deeper into a part of my own soul. The pain and tragedy of life, even for the Christian, is almost unbearable at times. Praise God for keeping you honest and real in your work that glorifies him, who alone is worthy of all of our praise, glory, and adoration.

  • Russelyn Westmoreland

    This song has resonated with my very soul since the first time I heard it and it brought me to weeping and sobbing knowing that Even If GOD allows us to go through many storms in this life it can always be WELL WITH OUR SOULS. The last two years in particular have been a major trial in my life but, without a shadow of doubt I know that my hope lies in Christ’s redemptive power. Thank you for sharing and I’d love to be able to purchase an accompaniment of Even If so as to be able to share it with my church family on 5th Sunday sing. In Christ’s love Miss Rusty

  • Louise Mcclester

    love this song. can I get it in karate? if so where & how to order

  • ella

    I love this song, brings me to tears. I was recently diagnosed with recurrent lung cancer after two and a half years being cancer free. Thought I beat it but its now back and stage 4. Dont know how long I have and I have been going through alot of emotional turmoil, trying to keep my faith and trust in God , but sometimes its even hard to pray. I just want to get to the point of no matter what happens I will not lose my trust in God because even if God does not heal me , I will know he is still with me always and everything will be ok, like the song says , even if, it is well with my soul. Thank you for this beautiful song.

  • Carol Rosado

    Thank you so much for this honest song. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Stage 4 Breast Cancer. I went through chemo & radiation. There were 2 negative PET scans & then a new site was found of Stage 4 of the Parotid Gland. I am now undergoing radiation for the aggressive cancer found during major surgery dealing with removal of cancer, impacting facial nerves. I have had a relationship with Jesus since my childhood & my favorite song has been “It is well with my soul. ” I totally agree with your song. My motto has been: life is hard, God is good, have a sense of humor. God bless you all!

  • Reyhab N.

    ‘Even If’ has ministered to me in ways I cannot tell. 2016 was pretty tough, having gone through a miscarriage at six months at around March. March 2017 my husband left me, and just when I was feeling shattered and angry with everything,…even God I came across this song. It’s on repeat mode and God has used it to get rid of all the bitterness I was feeling. I love all your songs, but Flawless and Even if have carried the day 🙂

  • Debbie Pottenger

    I was leaving the hospital after being there on the 5th day since my youngest son overdosed. They had called me at 1:30 AM to come back because he had taken a turn for the worse. They got him a little stabilized & at 4:30 AM told me to go home & take a nap. I was all alone, it was dark & the roads were a sheet of ice & right when I started the car they announced a new song being played for the very first time on Klove called Even If. I just absolutely fell apart because I knew I was being faced with something unimaginable. Two hours later they called me back to the hospital & I lost my son. I knew I had to hang onto to the Lord with all I had & this song is so powerful. It’s heartbreaking but true. Thank you

  • Holly Harbin

    I have really never been a “christian” in the sense of actively following God’s word. I’ve dealt with too much to really go into. The short of it is my father is a dead beat drunk/addict/abusive person (to my mom and I). She divorced him and we struggled hard. I “hated” God for me going through so much hardship and pain when I was younger. I never hated him. It was the depression and pain. I began to allow God back into my life when my grandmother became ill. She had gotten sick in 1979 after surgery. She was diagnosed with Scleroderma (related to Lupus) in 80/81. Doctors told her she had 2 years to live. She survived through losing a son, my father’s addictions, my parent’s divorce, and her own divorce. She passed away due to complications in February 2004. She was a testament of God. He was not done with her life. In 2009, my mom almost died from Diabetes. She had been to the doctor twice before I made her go to the ER. She became unconscious 3 days after she was admitted. Her blood sugar was 1714. We both were out of a job, struggling to keep our house. God was not done with my mom either. All I can do is give God all the glory because I could not live without him. This song by MercyMe is a testament to how I feel sometimes. It is easier to move mountains than to learn how to overcome the roadblock. the last line, “It is well with my soul” testifies my understanding and acceptance that God is in control and he knows what he is doing. Lord, most of the time, I don’t have a clue. All I can do is go with it because God is in control. To most people it may seem like I don’t care and easing through life. All I can say is “God is driving”. Mom and I struggle now, we are trying to clean out the house and sell the property. She has 14 acres of beauty. The house is falling apart. I pray that we get out. If you have ever seen the movie, Money Pit with Tom Hanks, you know what I’m talking about. We live in South Carolina. God Bless everyone!

  • Phyllis

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.. Your songs have blessed me for quite some time now, but you knocked it out of the park on ” even If”, I’m 70 years old and have been a Christian for over 50 of those years, music is a great part of my life.. God has truly given Mercy Me, the spirit to touch people, I am closer to My Lord with each song you sang, please keep doing what you do, and stay close to the lord, We Older brothers and sisters in the Lord need you and what you give us in song, may God richly blessed you all with good health, love, peace, and joy in your lives.. God’s got his hands on you..and I’m thanking God for you…

  • Sue Sitler

    11 years ago, my husband passed away from lung cancer. I was blessed to find love again, but have had some spirit-crushing events happen since. I have one grandson, now 6, who was diagnosed with Apraxia. About an hour and a half ago, another son’s 2 (almost3) year old son has been diagnosed with autism. I cried, but immediately turned to this song “Even If.” This song is remarkable, and I thank you so much for writing and performing this song.. it spears volumes to me. Obviously to others as well.

  • Anonymous

    This song has been just what I need to get through this time. About 6 months ago, my grandpa, whom I was so extremely close to, died of cancer. I didn’t know why God didn’t heal him when I cried and cried for healing. A month later, my unsaved father got into a car wreck and had severe brain trauma. For 2 weeks I watched him do almost nothing but lay there, lifeless looking, in the ICU. After crying out to God, He used his abundant mercy and allowed him to wake up. He’s now in the process of recovery and professes Christ as Savior. I’m a young teenager and my mom showed me this song 2 days ago. I can’t get enough of it. I cry every time. It is such a blessing. My God always hears and cares. Thank you so much.

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