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John Lennon's 'Imagine' Inspires Crowd To Sing At Paris March

14/01/2015 17:29 GMT | Updated 15/01/2015 03:59 GMT

There have been many remarkable responses to the attacks in Paris last week that left 17 people dead, from the national anthem being sung in the French parliament for the first time in 100 years, to the candlelit vigils held around the world in solidarity with the fallen.

However, perhaps the most uplifting is this crowd at a Unity rally in the French capital on Sunday singing John Lennon’s "Imagine" (above). The music was played from a window above the streets, with the crowd spontaneously joining in. After the famed final line, “I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one,” the throng burst into applause.

Here's the original, followed by the lyrics from the 1971 hit.

Imagine there's no heaven

It's easy if you try

No hell below us

Above us only sky

Imagine all the people living for today

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer,

but I'm not the only one

I hope some day you'll join us

And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions

I wonder if you can

No need for greed or hunger

A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer,

but I'm not the only one

I hope some day you'll join us

And the world will live as one

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