Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Easter Hallelujah (Kelley Mooney)

   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, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
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, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
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, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
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, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah
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, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

To hear this song performed by Kelley Mooney (who adapted the lyrics from the Leonard Cohen Song, Hallelujah), click on the video below:

Image source:  George Richardson, The Empty Tomb

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