I have been breathing in Hallelujah through music and song this morning.
Some have labeled The Hallelujah Song as blasphemous. In my opinion, this song epitomizes the suffering and questioning that occurs when searching for love in all the wrong places. Heaven knows that I have excelled in that department.
As I listen, today, I am actually filled with a grieving, soulful longing to spend time in prayer and worship.
The links to my top three favorites appear below.
Please take a Hallelujah moment to listen and then let me know which rendition you prefer and why.
I wish you more holy Hallelujah moments than broken Hallelujah moments!
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My husband has long been known to start on a new topic before finishing his last thought or sentence. In the not so recent past, I spoke 'Rick' fluently and could successfully translate and navigate for those around us who got tangled up in the conversational bramble. As of late, the tangles and plaques of the Alzheimer's disease consistently lead us ALL straight down the conversational rabbit hole.