The captivating melody of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has made it a favorite resulting in thousands of covers by all kinds of musicians. Somehow the bizarre confusion of Bible stories gets overlooked because the chorus says, “Hallelujah,” which means “praise the Lord.”
A couple of years ago, several videos appeared in which the words were re-written to reflect Biblical truth, some of which still appear on Youtube (however, some are muted due to copyright issues).
On the Russian version of the the TV show, “The Voice Kids,” four young musicians present a rewritten version you may well enjoy. The melody is indeed beautiful, their harmonies extraordinary, and even though the translation is rough, it does succeed in turning the song into one of genuine, honest praise to the Lord. Lots of other seem to like it as well since it has over 8 million hits on Youtube!
Hope you enjoy!
One of the most popular songs for several years has been “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. The music has a haunting beauty about it…but the lyrics? Strange to say the least!
Well, for those who wish there was a way some different lyrics could give you a reason to like the song and not cringe when you hear it, here is a Christmas lyric blended with a great melody in an arrangement recorded in a music video by Dogwood Church, Tyrone, Georgia (south of Atlanta). Gotta admit…really stirring! Immanuel has come! Hallelujah!
Lots of new songs come out every Christmas so stay tuned for more to come here at this blog. And make sure you find some place to worship each week where you can add your voice to a holy chorus praising God for the gift of Jesus Christ, His Son!