New Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”

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!


About dknezacek

An average, ordinary guy. Author, husband, father, pilot, aircraft builder, test pilot, machinist, artist, just ordinary stuff that lots of people do. Don't forget bible student. Dan's passion is bible study, especially including the End Times prophecies.
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