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

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 when you come and I am filled with wonder
Sometimes, I think I glimpse eternity

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


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

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    My OpinionYou know, I wonder why most people who hear this song give it some kind of religious connotation, but I really don't see the connection at all. There is no mention of Jesus or any god. There is vague mention of "eternity" but that could mean almost anything really (and if it is religious, who's to say its Christian or Judeo-Christian inspired at all?). When I hear this song its about someone who is going through some trials and there is that special someone (maybe a friend, family member or husband/wife) who they know they can always turn to and will help them no matter what. Not sure why everyone has to make it out to be some gospel thing. I guess its the godspot in their head *shrug*
    spacepirateon October 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that people should think of it in any way they want. If they want to think of it in a Godly way then that is their choice, if you don't see it that way then okay that's your choice.
    horseluver25on May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLovely, lovely hymn.

    I am never alone for Jesus is with me, and I will be sustained by His strenght.

    ~E.
    Uranus_Geon August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone who can always rely on another person to stand by him/her. Be it religious or non religious, I think (hope) everyone has such a special person.
    Traveller69on January 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey sing about their lost child. The Secret Garden couple lost a child, and made this to celebrate their love for it. it's not about jesus or religion at all
    Fucocon May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSecret Garden (the duo) is from Norway where approx 79% of the people consider themselves protestant (IE Lutheran). I am guessing this song was written as a testament to God's loving grace, but it doesn't matter as it means to the listener what s/he wishes to hear. Walking on stormy seas; standing on mountains; sitting on shoulders; etc represent placing ones burdens in God's hands and gaining strength from His wisdom/teachings. It's a gorgeous song. I am conflicted on which version is best: this one or Russell Watson's. Josh G. kind of stole the show with his version (it got all the air play), but I don't believe most have heard the other two.
    SweetCheeks2on February 28, 2012   Link

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