08 Sep You Raise Me Up
The sweeping melody and dense 3-part harmonies of this contemporary song by the Irish-Norweigan songwriting duo Secret Garden are rich and moving to sing. This harmony arrangement of the song’s chorus is for advanced learning.
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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
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
This is a challenging song to learn with rich, dense and crossing harmonies.
The recording is in B flat.
Level of teaching speed/ difficulty (1 = very easy, 10 = very challenging)