Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!

What a beautiful word.  It comes from a Hebrew root, and is usually translated as “Praise the Lord!”   At this time of year, it is especially appropriate to shout “Hallelujah” as we celebrate the incarnation of The Lord God on earth in His Son, Jesus.

You hear the word in church services, in Christmas carols, as shouts of acclamation and praise from people, but one of the most beautiful uses of the word was by Georg Frederick Handel.  Of course, I refer to the chorus in him mighty work, The Messiah, the “Hallelujah Chorus.”  If you have never heard it, listen to it today!  It is said that when King George of England heard it for the first time, he was so moved that he rose to his feet.  Now, in England, especially then, if the monarch stood up, everyone stood up.  So, to this day, whenever this chorus is performed, the entire audience will rise to their feet.

However, one of my favorite versions of this song was done a few years back.  I have to crack up every time I watch this, and I include it here for your enjoyment!  Praise the Lord!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRhjWdr-LAA

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s