General Writing and Grammar Help/The meaning?


Dear Ted,

How are you?

I read of a sentence:

You raise me up, to more than  I can be.

What does this sentence mean? Thanks!

Wish you happiness and health!


Dear Walden:

You raise me up, to more than  I can be.

What does this sentence mean?

*** This sentence, along with several others from the same popular song, means that the other person -- the "you" -- provides strength and encouragement to the person speaking -- the "I."

Essentially, this particular line means that when I have reached the limit of my personal capabilities, you give me the power to go BEYOND my limits and BE MORE than I could be without you.

The song begins with the words, "You raise me up!"  The message of the song is very powerful and positive.


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Ted Nesbitt


I am the bibliographic instruction and reference librarian at a public college. Some members of the English department recommend me to their students. I offer assistance in grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraph development. My master`s thesis concerns William Faulkner`s tragic novels. I formerly taught advanced placement English at two schools in the Philadelphia area.


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B. A. and M. A in English; MSIS in Library & Information Sciences; graduate study in philosophy

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