"You Raise Me Up" as written by Rolf U. Lovland, Brendan Graham and Amy Sand....
When I am down, and, oh, my soul, so weary
When troubles come, and my heart burdened be
Then, I am still and wait here in the silence
Until you come and sit awhile with me

You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be

There is no life, no life without its hunger
Each restless heart beats so imperfectly
But then you come, and I am filled with wonder
Sometimes I think I glimpse eternity

[Chorus x 3]

You raise me up to more than I can be

Lyrics submitted by gorefist

"You Raise Me Up" as written by Rolf U. Lovland, Brendan Graham

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  • +3
    General Commenti love this song! me and my best friend love it cus she always makes me feel better and i do feel strong on her shoulders.its soo emotional and a great song!
    westie1018on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    weatherpatternson June 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!! Josh Groban has the voice of an angel.
    severalwayson June 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Josh Groban is amazing. When I hear this song it makes me think of the ones that are really here for me through everything I have going on in my life good or bad. This is one song that riminds me how thankful I really am.
    Love4disney211on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song its got a gr8 melody- westlife have covered it but in my opinion josh did it better n holds the notes a hell of a lot better. "i am strong when i am on your shoulders" is a gud lyric as wel even if he didnt write it he sings it with alot of emotion.
    xUnbreakablexon October 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti first heard this song during my principal's funeral. she was a wonderful lady and the whole sch cried buckets when we knew about her death. she was someone who really impacted all of us, v vocal, v clear on wad she wanted n truly rasied us up to more than we could ever imagined.
    joiedevivreon November 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's one of my dad and his friend's favorites, and after hearing it on American Idol (lol yeah I know) I downloaded it and now I love it. It reminds me of my dad, so that's another reason I love it. It also reminds me of my girlfriend, God bless her.
    Bringer of Chaoson February 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not a big Josh Groban fan either, nor am I a big fan of this genre of music. However, I think this is one of the most well-sung songs in musical history and I'm being completely honest.

    One of the few songs I can say are absolutely beautiful. I always cringe when American Idol (I am a fan. I know, laugh at me, lol) contestant tries to sing this song. Even the really good ones. You just can't do it like Josh can. Several have come close, but the song itself is so BIG in terms of how it's originally sang, that I don't know if any amateur can hold a candle to it.

    Again, beautiful song.
    GrtOne41on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you GrtOne41. Nobody can sing it like Josh Groban can. And when he sings it, he sounds so sincere, as if the words come straight from his heart. It's awesome. I really like the fact that this song can mean different things and touch people in many different ways. More then just one. It could be a religious song to someone. About how God makes us stronger, and better. He makes us who we are, and who we can be. Or it could be about someone who "lifts us up" especially when we are down. It's amazing!! :-D
    music_psychoon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so amazing. I put this song on my mp3 player for when i went on my trip to Europe. I remember one of the times we were in the bus, everyone was sleeping, other than myself and i was listening to music. It just so happened that This song came on shuffle. I remember we were driving along a road almost completely covered over in tress (in scotland) and then right when we came out into the clearing, there were huge mountains, a clear blue sky and a lake under the mountains, at the exact time in the song it said "You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains." It was so amazing, and so inspiraring. I think this song is about someone who is behind someone no matter what and gives them the strength to do almost anything.
    xxnoisenkissesxxon May 21, 2006   Link

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