By Tom Quiner


This is a beautiful Christmas version of Leonard Cohen’s iconic song, “Hallelujah.”

It is performed in the video above by the Christian band, Cloverton. The new lyrics were written by Ross Wooten:

I’ve heard about this baby boy
Who’s come to earth to bring us joy
And I just want to sing this song to you
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
With every breath I’m singing 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

The 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
Immanuel and Savior, Hallelujah

A star shown bright up in the east
To Bethlehem, the wisemen three
Came many miles and journeyed long for You
And to the place at which You were
Their frankincense and gold and myrrh
They gave to You and cried out Hallelujah

I know You came to rescue me
This baby boy would grow to be
A man and one day die for me and you
My sins would drive the nails in You
That rugged cross was my cross, too
Still every breath You drew was Hallelujah


Hallelujah. Happy Advent.


  1. Cheryl on December 4, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I liked the music to this song when I first heard it but didn’t care for the lyrics. This is great revision. It will be replaying in my head the rest of the day. Thanks for sharing it Tom.

    • quinersdiner on December 4, 2014 at 10:07 am

      It really sticks with you. Thanks for writing.

  2. Lorra B. on December 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Wow…outstanding! Thanks for sharing it!! 🙂

    • quinersdiner on December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it. It really made my day, too. Please come again.

      • Lorra B. on December 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

        Thank you! I sure will! 🙂

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  4. Shawn Pavlik on December 5, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Very cool!

    • quinersdiner on December 6, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Glad you like it!