Posts Tagged ‘Hallelujah’

Happy Easter, 2018!

April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!  Leonard Cohen originally wrote the song “Hallelujah” in 1984.  And, while it took a few years to catch on, it has become a classic.  Then in 2011, Kelley Mooney adapted the song with lyrics of her own that tie more directly to Easter.

Here are the lyrics to Kelley Mooney’s Easter version, but you can also listen to the recording here.

And if you have not yet heard the original song, by all means, give it a listen.  And if you are totally baffled by the lyrics, then here is one interpretation as to their meaning.

Or, if you are interested in a more academic interpretation . . .
Part 1
Part 2

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Hallelujah!

June 12, 2017

Happy Monday!  Hmm, in hindsight I probably should have posted this one yesterday, but alas, it will just have to serve as a beginning of the motivation.  This is a wonderful version of “Hallelujah” by Rhema Marvanne.  Enjoy!

Happy Easter 2017!

April 16, 2017

Hallelujah!  According to Leonard Cohen (songwriter), “Hallelujah is a Hebrew word which means ‘Glory to the Lord.’ The song explains that many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist. I say: All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value.   It’s a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion.”  Here are a few versions (one instrumental, two vocal [one acapella]) — on this Easter Sunday, let’s give “Glory to the Lord!”

Glorious Rendition!

January 28, 2017

I have long been a fan of the singing group Il Divo, and have previously shared their rendition of Amazing Grace back in 2013.  Today I’m sharing their rendition of Hallelujah.  Enjoy!

Hallelujah! Old Theme, New Twist!

December 13, 2009

Here is some holiday fun involving Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus.  Fresh, innovative, and totally fun!  An excellent reminder that life is short, play hard.