Hallelujah

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a cappella SATB - by Leonard Cohen - arr. Peter Amidon

In Amidons' book/CD "Fifty-five Anthems for the Small Church Choir". Sung here by the Starry Mountain Singers. This was originally arranged when a family requested this song for a funeral.   Lots of great versions of this:

LYRICS

Hallelujah
by Leonard Cohen

I heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord,
But you don't really care for music, do ya?
It goes like this The fourth, the fifth,
The minor fall, the major lift;
The baffled king composing Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Your faith was strong but you needed proof,
You saw her bathing on the roof,
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya.
She tied you to a kitchen chair,
She broke your throne she cut your hair,
And from your lips she drew Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

You say I took the name in vain,
I don't even know the name,
But if I did, well really, what's it to ya?
There's a blaze of light in every word,
It doesn't matter which you heard,
The holy or the broken Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

 

Tags: Sacred, secular, a cappella