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Easter Version of ‘Hallelujah’ Will Give You Chills

Easter Version of ‘Hallelujah’ Will Give You Chills

Singer-songwriter Kelly Mooney has been performing since she was just 5-years-old. She really enjoys songwriting and was inspired to write her own Easter rendition of “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Her version of the song told the story of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection in the most beautiful way.


One day when she was in church, her Parish Priest asked for her to sing for Easter Mass the following Sunday. The song he asked her to sing was “Hallelujah.” Even though Kelly was a little nervous, she said she will absolutely do it. When she went home to study the song, she realized that the original lyrics of the song did not line up with the story of Easter at all. She thought that it would not be a good idea to sing those lyrics, so she came up with a great idea to re-write the song to tell the real story of Easter.

So many people were so moved by her powerful version of the song. She was asked to sing it several other times and everywhere she sang the song, people were asking for her to record it. At first, she could not do so because she did not have legal rights to her song. But then she decided to reach out to Leonard Cohen’s publishers to have the official rights to record the rendition of the song. Thankfully, she was given the green light and now we have this beautiful Easter Hallelujah to share each year.