My Sunday Song – “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

For My Sunday Song #30, my wife chose “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban.  This is the final selection of her 10 part series.  Hard to believe it has already been 10 weeks.  I guess that means I will have to start thinking of songs for the next 10 weeks.

Now back to the song, the song is off his second album ‘Closer’ and was released back in 2003.  The song was #1 on the Adult Contemporary Chart and made it as high as #73 on the Billboard Hot 100.  It even was nominated for a Grammy but didn’t win.

My wife was unable to write a post this week as she has been so busy preparing for my youngest daughter’s 10th birthday party and then to top it off my daughter got sick with the flu which we had to reschedule the party for another weekend.  So I will write up the final song she chose and I am sorry as it won’t be as good as what she would say and it won’t even be about why she chose the song.  It will be about her and my girls.

What an amazing and inspirational song.  Josh Groban has such an amazing and powerful voice. This version of the song is so moving and when played at the right moment can bring you to tears like if it was played in some sort of video montage.  Come to think of it I think I used it in a video I did for my wife for Mother’s Day one year.  I am sure it made her cry as it probably did me as I was putting the pictures together for the video.

For me, my wife and my girls are my inspiration.  They are the reason I get up and go to work every day.  They “raise me up” when I am down and push me forward when I don’t feel like being pushed.  When they are by my side, I feel like I can do anything.  My wife was even the one to talk me into doing a blog.  I would have never thought of doing one if it wasn’t for her.

There you have it.  Enjoy your Sunday and the rest of your weekend.  I hope you have someone that “raises you up”.  If not, God can do the raising for you.  The next 10 songs in the series will be back to songs that I like from Christian artists and how the inspire me or move me in some way.

“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.

You raise me up to more than I can be.

Written by Brendan Graham (Lyrics) & Rolf Lovland (Composer)

5 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

  1. Sorry to hear about your daughter and the delay of her birthday. This song is also very special for me. I remember walking into the office early one morning and hearing the Westlife version. I remember crying uncontrollably and guy playing CD, just came over and gave it to me to keep.I’m always reminded of many people who raised me up whenever I hear that song. Well done to you and your wife for the choice.😀

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