We saw this video at a Christmas Eve. service last night, and I was so impressed I wanted to pass this on to you.
Sometimes Christians do their own version of secular songs, and sometimes they are OK, and sometimes even good, but I was surprised by the quality of this remake of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. This is excellent!
In my opinion this song should become a Christmas/Gospel classic. It is beautifully done, and it contains the whole story of the coming of the Messiah. It is not only about a virgin having a baby, or that he was born in a stable, but the purpose of His coming is woven-in! These musicians aren’t afraid to speak of the rugged cross!
The original song had a wonderful tune, but the phrase “hallelujah” seemed ironic. This story gives us a real reason to sing “Hallelujah”!
Leonard Cohen takes his name from the Cohanim, the descendants of Aaron the High priest of Israel. So, it is fitting that such a beautiful song about the Son of God should have a connection to the priesthood of Israel!
Enjoy, and pass it on!