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Cold and Broken Hallelujahs

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… all our cold and broken Hallelujahs ...A song written by a man named Leonard Cohen who was born a Jew and raised to understand that he was a descendant of  the Aaron priesthood.  (kohen) was a lineage of High Priests from the time of the  tabernacle in the wilderness. A Kohen Gadol (High Priest) had special responsibility in the service of Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).Cohen wrote ten more songs after Hallelujah as a Zen Buddhist, but it was the popularity of Hallelujah, that helped him get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, proving a prodigal can never get to far from his father’s house. Regardless of the lyrics, “glory to God” is the meaning of the word Hallelujah, though cold and broken it may be.

A song that was made famous by a man who died because he went swimming with his boots on.

A song with reference to King David, a psalmist and king, who committed murder to cover up his adultery.

I have included, below, a rendition of this song that outlines the failure of King David, and exploited weakness of Samson, sung beautifully by a renown homosexual (a sin that is described as against nature and forbidden by the Holy Scriptures that all true Christians abide by) and rightfully so.

My reason is, I want to talk to you about the redemptive grace of God. The gifts of God that comes with out repentance. In other words: God does not regret the gifts he has given to mankind. This alone should attest to his love for the lost and all their cold and broken hallelujahs, and how much we should love him, and those whom he loves, in return.

Romans 11:29 … For the gifts of God are without repentance

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life … John 3:16

… While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.
Is it a coincidence that the featured song was in the late Jeff Buckley’s debut album called Grace ?

A singer song writer whose father overdosed when he was young. Who was  just beginning to gain notoriety at the time of his death.  It was his rendition of the song, Hallelujah, that continued to surface, after his passing that kept his debut album alive 15 years later. His only completed album “Grace” has sold over 3.4 million copies  to date …
Cohen’s version of the song is less popular. It is said that the original song had over 80 verses when written. The final version of Cohen’s lyrics are omitted in the popular version. When Cohen shared his lyrics with Bob Dylan, he (Dylan) expressed a specific liking to the last verse that goes like this:I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though
It all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but HallelujahHallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah …

When asked why he thought the song was so popular, Cohen remarked, ” it has a good chorus”.

Groping in the dark for truth,  it seems as though these artists have lost their center, but some how know when they are close to where they belong.  As if to try to point the way, yet blind. Look at what we have, a song that will not fade away, written by a man whose paternal lineage is that of Israel’s High Priests. A song that has kept a dead man’s GRACE a top seller. Another singer/songwriter of Jewish heritage: Dylan acknowledging … ‘I will have nothing to say but a Hallelujah on my tongue in the presence of the Lord’.

The artists are singing Glory to God, that is what hallelujah means. Is it possible that a residual anointing on the name of Jah/Yah rendered a glow upon the face of the performer who you will see in the following video? You be the judge when you listen to another cold and broken hallelujah from the gift given without apology by her creator. May she know Him, more perfectly.

There are many published attempts to interpret the meaning of the song. Hundreds of them. Cohen said, “It was just a song that tells us that hallelujahs have the same value as the broken ones.”

This is true:  A broken and contrite heart oh Lord, you will not despise.  Psalm 51:17

Dedicated to the lost and broken worshipers, who have not found their way back home. May the gift with in them, lead them, to the one who gave it.


Written by The Pouring

August 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm

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