September 10, 2011

‪You Raise Me Up

"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.

I really love this song. This is one of my favorite gospel songs. 

I have watched , in television and in Youtube, and heard this beautiful song many times. Performed by many soulful singers , international and of course filipinos,  here in the Philippines. 

A special surprise performance by Groban, for Oprah Winfrey's 50th birthday, gave "You Raise Me Up" massive international prominence, and his recording was nominated for a 2005 Grammy award. Groban performed the song at the first Idol Gives Back Concert with the African Children's Choir.

On April 21, 2009, Celtic Woman performed "You Raise Me Up" on the popular American TV show Dancing with the Stars.

On August 3, 2009, Rhap Salazar rendered the song at the necrological service of former Philippine President Corazon Aquino

On December 11, 2009, Westlife performed it again at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize concert celebrating US President Barack Obama.

On June 8, 2010, the song was used in a mash-up with Olivia Newton-John's "Magic" on the season 1 finale of Glee.

Here is the wonderful and beautiful Celtic Women, The Journey.



"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. 

Here is one of my favorite american religious and soulful musician and songwriter ... Josh Groban. 




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