Josh Groban: You Raise Me Up Meaning
Song Released: 2004
You Raise Me Up Lyrics
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;
anonymous Apr 24th, 2017 4:44pm report
No one person in my life has power to raise me up except my God.
anonymous Oct 1st, 2014 10:45am report
Don't know about anyone else, but, I sing it as a prayer. Jesus alone can raise me up in these ways and when comes "to sit awhile", I sense His presence and am refreshed, encouraged and raised up. He is my all and all and He raises me up "to be more than I can be" on my own. Thank You, Lord. YOU raise me up.
anonymous Jun 30th, 2017 6:17pm report
The imagery in the song is about someone who has done the impossible with the person who had no power, and probably no courage to scale mountains and brave the seas.
Though without His name, the lyrics are a fitting tribute to what God does and has done in many a person's life.
Boyd B. Cekeshe
anonymous Jun 17th, 6:03am report
For me, this song is about my Dad. Without exaggeration, I never wished for a different dad, ever. Even in my teens when others found nothing but faults in their fathers, I could find none. He raised me to be honorable, trustworthy and forthright, to champion the downtrodden, to face horrific need with a level head.
In short, he was a shining example of every good quality I aspire to as a man. The greatest compliment I can give is to say "You are like my father." I wish I could deserve it before I die.
Even Jesus is too distant an example to aspire to. My dad was proof that highest moral standards are attainable. He truly raised me up to be more than I can be (on my own power.)
anonymous May 16th, 5:16pm report
Dedication to our loved ones who have passed on but comfort us through the bad times. My mom and I heard Josh Groban sing this version will never forget how quiet it was. She said it was the most beautiful song she heard. Years later I still hear it in the store where I work sometimes on her birthday or when I'm a bit down in spirit. I always feel comforted that my mum is somehow with me.
anonymous Mar 22nd, 3:57pm report
Question. What does the writer mean when sings “You raise me up to be MORE than I CAN be”
I don’t understand.
anonymous Mar 17th, 3:43am report
The interpretation of this song can be dependent on context. There are certain implied contexts for example by sheer virtue of where or when it's performed. If it's done in church, during a funeral, or at some other spiritual gathering, the interpretation generally becomes clear.
This song also has a very similar melody to "Danny Boy." One can easily be mistaken for the other, especially when played more with improvisation without STRICTLY sticking to the melody. I would therefore avoid playing it as a pure instrumental piece for spiritual applications. In the absence of lyrics, there is too much room for interpretation.
anonymous Mar 13th, 3:13pm report
It's all about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him raising me above my difficult circumstances, I wouldn't be able to comfort others with the comfort He has given me. Everything is about Him! Hallelujah!!
anonymous Mar 13th, 3:12pm report
It's all about my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him raising me above my difficult circumstances, I wouldn't be able to comfort others with the comfort He has given me. Everything is about Him?! Hallelujah!!
anonymous Feb 21st, 2:17am report
I heard this was originally written as a hymn to be sung at funerals.
anonymous Jan 23rd, 1:45am report
It can mean God but for me also my parents, family members, friends who have helped raise me up to all that I can be. Sharon Rezac Andersen
anonymous Jan 12th, 1:34pm report
I love this song. So encouraging and inspirational.
anonymous Aug 19th, 2019 8:09pm report
This song speaks to me in a very special way. I believe it’s about God’s omnipresence and omnipotence. It is so inspirational and spiritual. We can always rely on Him.
anonymous Jul 21st, 2019 7:30pm report
You could interpret it in many ways. The Lord has been there in good times and bad. When we are tired, weary rely on him he helps us stand on those mountains. Again when I hear this I think of my own mother. The woman that was always there, a shoulder to cry on, and my encourager that life was worth living when I felt times were bad, she would remind me to look to the heaven for answers. When I was with her I felt like I was on top of the mountain. Now I can look to the heaven and know that both her and my Lord are still watching over me.
anonymous Apr 4th, 2019 4:01am report
It was written for the pop duo Secret Garden. It isn't a hymn and Groban didn't write it. He just covered it.
anonymous Jun 1st, 2018 6:54pm report
I loved this song.
Its an emotional song with an angel voiceee!!!!
That god is with us and traveling with us along our lifee road...
anonymous May 31st, 2018 5:14am report
Very moving lyrics.I believe it refers to Our Lord. He is always there to "Raise me up"
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