You Raise Me Up

Songwriters: Rolf Lovland, Brendan Graham
Performer: Josh Groban, Westlife, others
Category: Contemporary

This song was originally an instrumental piece with a decidedly Irish flavor (heard in the traditional Irish tune incorporated into the first part of the chorus, and in the occasional fragments of Londonderry Air/Danny Boy melody throughout. While it was originally recorded for the 2002 Secret Garden album Once In a Red Moon, with Irish singing Brian Kennedy singing the lead, it was Josh Groban's version which propelled the song to prominence in 2004 and beyond.

Josh performed it in several very public venues, including Super Bowl XXXVIII, a NASA ceremony commemorating the space shuttle Columbia tragedy, and on Oprah's 50th birthday show.

Westlife's version made it very visible in the UK, with their 2005 release of it hitting number one on the UK charts.

Sheet music (piano solo)
Sheet music (piano/vocal)
Sheet music (solo instrument/piano) - can be violin/piano or flute/piano
Sheet music (string quartet, includes score & parts)


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

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