**This post was originally posted on my old site in December, 2013.

I was asked to do a Christmas rendition of “Hallelujah” for my church’s Christmas eve service and was unhappy with the lyrics, so I decided to write my own Christmas rendition of the song. This is it:

In the town of Bethlehem, God took on the form of man
He condescended from heaven to earth
In a manger he was born, leaving his divine abode
So that we might sing out Hallelujah!

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Oh, what sound the shepherds heard, when they were struck there with terror
The angels sang their chorus of good news
“Peace has come to earth and God will show goodwill to those He loves
For they will sing aloud, ‘Hallelujah!’”

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Though He had every right to get, He gave up everything to bless
His own rebellious people who despised Him
He came to seek and to save the lost, even dying upon the cross
Exchanging our guilt for “Hallelujahs”

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Oh, the power in infant cries; the voice that spoke the world to life
The light now pierces darkness with its brilliance
For God became a man to die, so He could bring us safe inside
The Rock of Ages with a “Hallelujah!”

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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