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Hallelujah Lyrics

by Easter


Historical facts:

The Easter version of "Hallelujah" adapted by Kelley Mooney, reinagines Leonard Cohen's classic through the lens of the Easter narrative, focusing on Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection. This version had been born when Mooney was asked by the parish priest to sing "Hallelujah" at an Easter Mass. Her rewriting of the words was much more inspired by the Christian story of Easter. On June 1, 2010, she performed with the Chorale Voce dell'Anima, conducted by Monette Gould, at the Monument Lefebvre in Memramcook, New Brunswick, Canada. Mooney's version captures the deep story of sacrifice, redemption, and hope that caps the essence of Easter, capping it. She, in her lyrics, captures vividly incidents at the lead-up and beyond the crucifixion, making it take Cohen's song to a further step of becoming a story close to Christian themes. It is really great creative work; not only is it a tribute to the original of Cohen, but also giving very personal spiritual meaning to the people. The adaptation was approved by the Estate of Cohen, and Mooney's version can now be spread and sung at will. The song has since become a classic in Easter celebrations for many — admirers of its great emotional depth, one that can tell the story of Jesus' sacrifice and triumph over death in powerful ways.

Song Facts:

  • Version:"An Easter Hallelujah" ver. Cover.
  • Genre: Christian/Gospel music, Folk rock.
  • Lyricists and Composers:Kelley Mooney adopted the original song text of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah". Music composed by Leonard Cohen.
  • Style: Ballad in "C Major" key.

Annotations and Meaning:

His is among the most candidly deep retelling versions of biblical stories about the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ, focusing on the sacrifice of Christ for the redemption of humankind. The sorrow of His death, braided with the triumph of His resurrection, these words come braided in such a most unique form for spiritual reflection upon the Easter story. Putting on his head a crown of thorns: That would indicate mockery and suffering on the part of Jesus. The setting of the crown of thorns is an apt image of suffering in spite of innocence. Nailing Him onto the wooden cross is the act of crucifixion—an epitome of torturous form of capital punishment. Central to Jesus' death on the cross is that His atonement for humanity's sins was seen through it, as it is to Christian faith. "Hallelujah": The imperative form "hjson," which is to say "hallelujah," is repeated in most of the parts of this song. It means "praise be to the Lord." So, its application in this instance contrasts the torment of crucifixion with the joy and reverence from divine services, bringing the same complex perceptions felt over Jesus's death and resurrection. "Said I am coming home now Father to you" reflects the time when Jesus, at the throes of death, really had to muster up that faith on the great plan of God, emphasizing that he was ready for sacrifice and to fulfill his mission on earth. "The soldier. said of a truth, this is Jesus Christ our Savior." - Represents an awakening and converting instance. The Roman soldier, who represents secular power and might, recognizes the divine personality of Jesus, bringing to note that the effect of the death of Jesus resonates through believers and non-believers. Took from his head the thorny crown.laid him down to rest within the tomb: It illustrates the burial of Jesus, an act that could plunge many into grievous sorrow but even in that act foretelling hope with his resurrection. But Jesus Christ has Risen Hallelujah: The climax of the song, celebrating the resurrection that forms the very basis of Christian faith. It symbolizes victory over death that gave hope to adherents that life after death can occur.

Hallelujah Song Lyrics

Hallelujah by Easter

(Verse 1)
A crown of thorns placed on His head
He knew that He would soon be dead
He said did you forget me Father did you?
They nailed Him to a wooden cross
Soon all the world would feel the loss
Of Christ the King before His Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

(Verse 2)
He hung His head and prepared to die
Then lifted His face up to the sky
Said I am coming home now Father to you
A reed which held His final sip
Was gently lifted to his lips
He drank His last and gave His soul to glory

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

(Verse 3)
The soldier who had used his sword
To pierce the body of our Lord
Said truly this is Jesus Christ our Savior
He looked with fear upon his sword
Then turned to face his Christ and Lord
Fell to his knees crying Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

(Verse 4)
Took from his head the thorny crown
And wrapped him in a linen gown
And laid him down to rest inside the tomb
The holes in his hands, his feet and side
Now in our hearts we know he died
To save us from ourselves oh hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

(Verse 5)
Three days went by again they came
To move the stone to bless the slain
With oil and spice anointing hallelujah
But as they went to move the stone
They saw that they were not alone
But Jesus Christ has risen Hallelujah

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

Hallelujah (repeat 4 times)

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