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You Raise Me Up

 You Raise Me Up

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;
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.

My dear Mom

“You Raise Me Up” is a popular song in the inspirational mold. The music was written by Secret Garden‘s Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham, a veteran songwriter from Ireland. The song has now been covered more than 125 times.

The song was originally written as an instrumental piece and titled “Silent Story.” The melody is based on a traditional Irish tune, especially the opening phrase of its chorus. Løvland approached Irish novelist and songwriter Brendan Graham to write the lyrics to his melody after reading Graham’s novels. It was originally released on the 2002 Secret Garden album “Once in a Red Moon,” with the vocals sung by Irish singer Brian Kennedy, and sold well in both Ireland and Norway. Originally, Brian Kennedy was supposed to follow Secret Garden on their Asian tour in 2002, but fell ill, and could not attend. He was replaced by Norwegian singer Jan Werner Danielsen, who also later recorded the song together with Secret Garden, but it was never released.

Later in 2003, David Foster decided to produce the song after being introduced to it by Frank Petrone of peermusic, the song’s publisher. He chose the up-and-coming Josh Groban to record the song, which was accompanied by the tenor Craig Von Vennik of the Establishment, which proved very popular in the US. His version made it to the top of the Billboard adult contemporary chart and remained there for six weeks. Groban also performed it at Super Bowl XXXVIII, in a special NASA commemoration for the crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. A special surprise performance by Groban, for Oprah Winfrey‘s 50th birthday, also gave “You Raise Me Up” massive international prominence. The Groban recording also was nominated for a 2005 Grammy award. He also performed it at the first Idol Gives Back Concert, along with the African Children’s Choir.

“You Raise Me Up” was the debut single from Westlife‘s fifth studio album, Face To Face.This version is considered by many to be the most popular of all the various versions of the same song. The single peaked at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in 2005, making it the band’s 13th Number One. It was the first song to be released following the departure of Brian McFadden from the group. The single sold 540,000 copies in the UK so far

Connie Talbot included “You Raise Me Up” on her re-released album Over the Rainbow (16 June 2008). Talbot also included “You Raise Me Up” as the second track on her two singles “Three Little Birds” (20 June 2008) and “I Will Always Love You” (15 June 2009). Australian duo Generation Gap recorded the song (complete with both verses) for their album, “A New Beginning” (December 2009).[5] German musical actor Andreas Bieber sang the song as a duet with international star Pia Douwes on his album “No Frontiers”.

To all Parents everywhere in our planet... for you                                   ”  I love and miss you dearly Mom “

One response

  1. You Raise Me up … West Life version

    June 23, 2011 at 1:58 pm

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