Priest Covers 'Hallelujah' at Wedding

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  3. Herding Cats

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    That song has a special place in my heart - it's the song that Romeo's vid is set to, and I always makes me cry.

    This priest did an AMAZING job of it...and made me cry, too, even though I don't know the couple or the priest...just beautiful.

    Halleluiah indeed.

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  4. basilcat

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    I just love this...have watched a couple of times
    The priest did this as a surprise...I love when he does his little smile and raised eyebrows...he is precious and the song was exquisite..what a gift for the young couple...
    I love crying when it's the "feel good" kind....
    thanks for sharing... A bright patch of human beauty and love on an otherwise rather dreary day...
     
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    Here are the "real" lyrics to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" (although the priest's cover was wonderful indeed)...

    I've heard there was a secret chord
    That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    But you don't really care for music, do you?
    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 in the moonlight overthrew you
    She tied you to a kitchen chair
    She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Baby I have been here before
    I know this room, I've walked this floor
    I used to live alone before I knew you.
    I've seen your flag on the marble arch
    Love is not a victory march
    It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    There was a time when you let me know
    What's really going on below
    But now you never show it to me, do you?
    And remember when I moved in you
    The holy dove was moving too
    And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    Maybe there’s a God above
    But all I’ve ever learned from love
    Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
    It’s not a cry you can hear at night
    It’s not somebody who has seen the light
    It’s a cold and it’s a broken 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 you?
    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

    I did my best, it wasn't much
    I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
    I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
    And even though it all went wrong
    I'll stand before the Lord of Song
    With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah


    Most of the covers I've seen do only the first, second and last verses...but it's a very touching song indeed...

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  6. Gardenlady

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    Absolutely beautiful. I love this song. My favorite versions are ones sung by the late, great Jeff Buckley, and KD Lang.

    http://youtu.be/y8AWFf7EAc4
     
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    one of my all time favourite songs...love it best by leonard cohen
     
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    I'm a huge fan of Jeff Buckley and that's why I know this song. A beautiful rendition. Thanks for the smile!
     

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