He Grabs Mic During Brother’s Funeral, Leaves Room In Tears With Chilling “You Raise Me Up”

Yvonne Petersen loved all of her children – two sons and a daughter. Sadly, one of her sons died at the far-too-young age of 24. And none of their worlds seemed right anymore. He was the oldest of the three kids, and his siblings would always count on him for support and doling out that oldest sibling laughter.


But when a family loses one, the survivors must become resilient. And that’s exactly what the younger brother tried to be during his brother’s funeral. Words were tough to come by, so he decided to sing Josh Groban’s song “Raise Me Up” instead.

He sang a portion of the song, which goes “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.”

But he also added some original lyrics, which went, “… there is no life without you brother, it’s not the same without you by my side, we were always there for each other, and now you are gone …”

There was hardly a dry eye in the house.

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