Friday, 26 December 2014

"Hallelujah," A Christmas Carol

Everyone seems to love the melody of Leonard Cohen's song, "Hallelujah." I have taken the liberty of creating my own lyrics, in honour of our Saviours birth. This is me and some of Christ the King, Edmonton's musicians at our Christmas Eve service. I hope you will forgive the quality of the recording. We hope to make a better one at some point. See what you think.

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Here are the lyrics:

HALLELUJAH (CHRISTMAS CAROL)
I heard there was a baby boy, was born this day to bring us joy
Salvation and the Holy Spirit to you
In Bethlehem this baby lay In a manger filled with hay
While angels sang a glorious

Hallelujah Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

The shepherds came and saw that night, you, Jesus, of the world, the light
The Saviour of all who give their hearts to You
They left their fields, they came and saw the One who would fulfil the law
You, only worthy of our Hallelujah

Hallelujah, …

And wise men travelled from afar, with gold and frankincense and myrrh
Presented gifts and bowed in worship to You
And so to this day all who love the God who came down from above
Can join together in the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, …

And so Jesus, all praise to you. All glory, power and honour too
For salvation that can only come through You
We thank you for your humble birth that brought new hope to all the earth
We sing out, all together, “Hallelujah!”

Hallelujah, …

So on this day we celebrate, and You will come again some day
To earth to raise up all your children to You
And every knee will bow before our Saviour and our risen Lord
And every tongue will sing out “Hallelujah!”

Hallelujah, …

Music: Leonard Cohen, ©1984 Sony/ATV Songs LLC
Original words: John Kivell ©2014

Take Care

2 comments:

Warren said...

You are a man of many talents!

John K said...

Thanks, Warren.
Every one of our gifts comes from God, and I hope I use mine for His glory.