"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.
(repeat)
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?


Lyrics submitted by TurnMeOn, edited by IllToast2That

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

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    General CommentMy second favorite version behind the origial's (Secret Garden). Beautiful song. Very spiritual, although if you're not Christian (or pay homage to anyone higher than yourself) than the song could have secular meaning. It's a song I listen to whenever I'm feeling very down. It is soothing, and Russell's voice is incredibly beautiful.
    TurnMeOnon November 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. Very spiritual for many listeners. Most people let us down from time-to-time, but God is forever present and forever knowing. Russell's voice is excellent.
    Pleasemoveawayon January 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhen 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;
    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.

    You raise me up, to more than I can be.

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    There should be no question marks in the song. Russell sings with conviction and promise. He has no doubt. Russell's version is my favorite, followed by Secret Garden's version, which is the original. This song may not be a spiritual for every listener, but it was written with that intent. The ear will hear what it wishes to hear, though, and that's what makes music so pliable and thus emotionally moving.
    IllToast2Thaton January 13, 2013   Link

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