She Performs Revised Version of ‘Hallelujah’ and When Choir Join…I Have CHILLS!

Easter is known as the most important and oldest festival of the Christian Church. It celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ which means new hope and a new beginning after the dark days.

Leonard Cohen, a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist, passed away unexpectedly on November 7, 2016, at the age of 82. Cohen’s most famous song, “Hallelujah”, is an iconic song that was covered by several musicians.

Mooney recalled the reason behind her wanting to re-write the song. One day, her Parish Priest asked her to sing for Easter Mass the following Sunday and requested for her to sing the song Hallelujah. She went home and study the song when she realized that the original lyrics doesn’t explain much about the story of Easter so she decided to re-write it so it will be in line with the story of Easter.

People loved the new version of the song and wanted her to sing it over and over again. Many people were asking her to record the song. So Mooney went after the mechanical rights so she would be able to reproduce her version of the song and put it on CD. She was successful in getting the rights in Cohen’s team and because of that, Mooney was able to record her version of the song on one of her albums.

Mooney’s video of her singing the song live was viewed over a hundred thousand times and people were commenting positive feedbacks to her. Some of the comments are:

“Yes, It’s been years since I was able to find this! One of my very favorite songs, God sure gave you the most perfect words to tell his story. Thank You.”

“Amazing, it’s a true HALLELUJAH to our LORD and Saviour. Thank you Kelley. Truly blessed hearing this and taking in all the words. 💛❤”

“I heard the actual recording she did and I did cry but listening to her live had me sobbing like a baby. God bless her.”

Watch the video below to see the powerful Easter rendition of Mooney’s Hallelujah.

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