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"You Raise Me Up"

Updated: Sep 26

I love the Josh Groban hit song, "You Raise Me Up." He was not the only one to record the song, but his version is the one I know.

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 *Songwriters: Brendan Graham, Rolf Loevland. For non-commercial use only.

The song is not necessarily about God. Doing my research, the music was written by Rolf Loevland and the words by Brendan Graham. The song has been recorded by several artists. Watching some of their official music videos, the interpretation is that someone who is sad or alone or has fallen waits for someone to help them. A person or a group comes to their side and the moment is now a happy or joyous one. The first time "You Raise Me Up" was performed was actually at the composer's mother's funeral.

Yet, one can hardly deny that this song IS to God! There is no love without Him. A person can be all alone or in trouble, but those who know Him are never really alone. Our strength is not our own, because we are weak. We can call on the Holy Spirit to be with us, to give us the strength to get through whatever hardship we are facing. God can provide others to comfort us. We can show others the love of God by loving them, as He loves them.

21 When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch,22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.23 And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed. Acts 14:21-23 (English Standard Version)

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 (ESV)

...but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (ESV)

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