Advent-to-Christmas Story

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Original lyrics set to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.
Most effective as a solo.
Free to copy and use. Or you can pay-what-you-like to donate.
In the darkest time of year,
a time of hope, and a time of fear,
the prophet says that God is coming to you.
And so we turn from greed and hate,
still learning to pray and watch and wait,
and sing our fragile, hopeful hallelujah.
Young Mary said her “Yes” to him,
and Jesus was born in Bethlehem,
and laid him in a manger, that’ll do you.
The light of love shone in the night.
The shepherds came to see the sight,
and angels sang a glorious Hallelujah.
Some wise men traveled from afar,
just following such a tiny star,
as if its simple light could shine right though you.
They gave their treasures to the king,
who makes you want to serve and sing,
who tells you you can be his Hallelujah.

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The lyrics shown on this page are original lyrics by Steve Garnaas-Holmes, set to the tune of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelhjah.

These lyrics are free to use or pay-what-you-like to purchase (download includes lyrics in .doc format)—or you may directly copy and paste from this page. You are permitted to print, project, broadcast or otherwise use this song in worship in whatever ways you need. But we aware the tune is not in the public domain.

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