Hallelujah


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words by Cloverton,  song by Leonard Cohen
In the style of Choir! Choir! Choir!


I heard about this baby boy, who comes to earth to bring us joy
And I just want to sing this song to ya
It goes like this the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall the major lift
With every breath I’m singing, “Hallelujah”
C Am  C Am  / F G C G / C – FG / Am — F/G E Am /

F —/Am—/ F—/ C- G-/ C — G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah, Hallelujah

A couple came to Bethlehem; Expecting child, they searched the inn
To find a place for you were coming soon
There was no room for them to stay;
So in a manger filled with hay
God’s only son was born, oh Hallelujah

Chorus: Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Shepherds left their flocks by night; To see this baby wrapped in light
A host of angels led them all to you
It was just as the angels said;
You’ll find him in a manger bed
And there you’ll meet your Savior, Hallelujah

Chorus: Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah, Hallelujah

A star shown bright out in the east; To Bethlehem, the wise-man three
Came many miles a journey long for you
Into the place at which you were
Their frankincense, gold, and myrrh
They came to you and cried out, “Hallelujah”

Chorus: Hallelujah, Hallelujah; Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I know you came to rescue me; This baby boy would grow to be
A man who’d one day die for me and you
Our sins will drive the nails in you;
That rugged cross, was my cross, too
And every breath you drew was “Hallelujah”

F —/Am—/ F—/ C- G-/ C—
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

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NABRE

Luke 2

1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. 2This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. 4And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.8 Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. 9The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. 10The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. 12And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.” 13And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:14 “Glory to God in the highestand on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”15When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16So they went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. 17When they saw this, they made known the message that had been told them about this child. 18All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds. 19And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. 20Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.21When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.22 When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, 23just as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,” 24and to offer the sacrifice of “a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,” in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.25Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, awaiting the consolation of Israel, and the holy Spirit was upon him. 26It had been revealed to him by the holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord. 27He came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform the custom of the law in regard to him, 28he took him into his arms and blessed God, saying:29“Now, Master, you may let your servant goin peace, according to your word,30for my eyes have seen your salvation,

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