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Hallelujah! Irish priestís incredible surprise during coupleís wedding leaves bride in tears
Daily Mail UK ^ | 09 April 2014

Posted on 04/12/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT by Lorianne

A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy.

Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland.

The video of Father Kelly's heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: fartyshadesofgreen; hallelujah; ireland; wedding
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You Tube video 4:21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVe8SA_E0aM
1 posted on 04/12/2014 5:04:51 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

You Tube video 4:21
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVe8SA_E0aM


2 posted on 04/12/2014 5:05:15 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne
The acoustics are abominable. I'd be grateful if someone would take the trouble to discern and then transcribe the lyrics.

Thanks in advance.

3 posted on 04/12/2014 5:10:43 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

LEONARD COHEN LYRICS

"Hallelujah"

I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Maybe there’s a God above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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 Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

4 posted on 04/12/2014 5:13:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
John Cale - Hallelujah
5 posted on 04/12/2014 5:14:28 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s bittersweet, tragicomical. (Or, comedo-tragic.)


6 posted on 04/12/2014 5:20:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks, but I’m quite familiar with Cohen’s version. I was referring to the priest’s lyrics, which sound different.


7 posted on 04/12/2014 5:20:10 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

There was a time when you let me know
What’s really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
The holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah
.
.
Just the kind of thing I like to hear sung from the altar.


8 posted on 04/12/2014 5:21:17 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
Cohen’s version, AKA "the lyrics".
9 posted on 04/12/2014 5:22:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The priest’s version is not the “popular” verses as shown here. I couldn’t make out every word but it is definitely wedding customized.


10 posted on 04/12/2014 5:24:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

That’s not what was sung.


11 posted on 04/12/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Well you won’t hear that in this video, unless the priest went sardonic.


12 posted on 04/12/2014 5:25:39 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Please see post # 10.


13 posted on 04/12/2014 5:26:46 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thanks, very nice.
I knew it sounded familiar.


14 posted on 04/12/2014 5:27:16 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

He wrote his own lyrics to suit the couple.


15 posted on 04/12/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Jeff Chandler

He didn’t sing that. The priest wrote his own lyrics for the couple.

However, I’m told the original has biblical meanings.


16 posted on 04/12/2014 5:29:19 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

The music minister at the (Baptist) church I go to has revamped the song as well for worship purposes.

Except he couldn’t quite bring himself to sing “you” as “ya.”


17 posted on 04/12/2014 5:30:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lorianne
He wrote his own lyrics to suit the couple.

Yes, that's what I concluded. What I'm trying to learn, in the face of nonresponsive replies, is exactly what Fr. Kelly's lyrics were.

18 posted on 04/12/2014 5:31:29 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Just the kind of thing I like to hear sung from the altar.

In that case you will probably love this.

19 posted on 04/12/2014 5:31:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We join together here today,
To help two people on their way,
As Leah and Chris start their life together,
And now we’ve reached their special date,
We’ve come to help them celebrate,
And show them how much we love them too,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
As Leah is walking up the aisle,
And Chris looks up and gives a smile,
The love that flows between them fills the church,
With Leah’s friends and family on her side,
She really is the blushing bride,
With love and pride they lead her
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
With the priest and the family who lead the prayers,
We say our lines and they say theirs,
I guide them through the ceremony,
And in this house of God above,
They join their hands to show their love,
And say those most important words ‘I do’ yeah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah,
Hallelujah.


20 posted on 04/12/2014 5:32:17 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

I think I read that the original song had over 80 stanzas. Artists pick and choose from those, so that the lyrics are not necessarily the same from version to version.

I particularly like the Jeff Buckley version.


21 posted on 04/12/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Kirkwood

Thank you, Kirkwood!


22 posted on 04/12/2014 5:33:47 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Lorianne

Was it in Gaelic? I attended a Mass in Ireland in Gaelic and coulddn’t understand a word. It was good anyway.


23 posted on 04/12/2014 5:33:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Lorianne

Cohen’s version has mixed Old Testament allusions in it. Samson suffered the cut hair and was bound having lost his strength, but David was beguiled by what he saw on a rooftop. Anyhow Cohen framed a semi-profane message with an exquisite tune and refrain, some think he did it as a joke, but the proverbial genie can’t be kept in the bottle.


24 posted on 04/12/2014 5:34:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

I couldn’t make it all out. One would probably have to listen several dozen times to transcribe it.

I agree the acoustics of the video were terrible, but it was probably an amateur recording on his cell phone or something. Probably sounded great live in the church.


25 posted on 04/12/2014 5:35:03 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: exDemMom
the original song had over 80 stanzas

That may be true, but this priest created his own lyrics especially for this occasion and couple. Unfortunately, the acoustics are terrible. Fortunately, Kirkwood has deciphered and transcribed them for us, in the post just above yours.

26 posted on 04/12/2014 5:36:44 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Leonard Cohen is a genius.

“Who By Fire?” blows my mind.

.


27 posted on 04/12/2014 5:36:47 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Lorianne

See post #20, wherein Kirkwood has triumphed.


28 posted on 04/12/2014 5:37:58 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Lorianne

Nothing like an Irish girl, check out the bridesmaids!


29 posted on 04/12/2014 5:38:52 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Mears

Genius is a neutral thing. It can be used for evil or good. In this case though mischief was apparently on his mind, something else clicked. Evil priests in the Old Testament sometimes were yet moved enough by the Lord to pass on a message that was definitely of the Holy Spirit.


30 posted on 04/12/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Lorianne

Amazing! Thank you for posting!


31 posted on 04/12/2014 5:40:17 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

Go to the youtube video and expand the “About” tab. The lyrics are all transcribed there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYKwqj5QViQ


32 posted on 04/12/2014 5:41:14 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: exDemMom

Thanks for the tip! I had scrolled down, hoping I’d find them in the Comments section, but without result—hence my general appeal, which Kirkwood answered. And now you’ve given me a new tool to use.


33 posted on 04/12/2014 5:46:22 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Kirkwood

Thanks.

I loved it. What a memorable gift and beautiful wedding.


34 posted on 04/12/2014 5:48:40 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: All

earler... http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3142690/posts


35 posted on 04/12/2014 5:57:31 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Lorianne

What a great priest. I would bet he brings lots of souls to God


36 posted on 04/12/2014 6:00:21 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Lorianne
However, I’m told the original has biblical meanings.

The original has sexual meanings. It is an excellent song written by a talented songwriter, Leonard Cohen. But it doesn't belong in church. (BTW, it has come to be known as the Shrekellujah.)

I can't wait to hear Cohen's "I'm Your Man" sung from the altar. They could change a few words and everybody would swoon. "Oh, it brought me to tears!!!!"

37 posted on 04/12/2014 6:05:10 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Lorianne
I had never heard that tune before. This is the popular song that I am familiar with:
"Hallelujah"--The Arden-Ohman Orchestra
The Revelers also did a great version of "Hallelujah,", and I like the version by Nat Shilkert & the Victor Orchestra, who never recorded a tune I didn't like.
38 posted on 04/12/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Old Testament has a lot of sex in it!


39 posted on 04/12/2014 6:14:10 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

Loved it!


40 posted on 04/12/2014 6:16:45 PM PDT by Finalmente
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To: Lorianne
The Old Testament has a lot of sex in it!

Your point?

41 posted on 04/12/2014 6:23:13 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Mears
Leonard Cohen is a genius.

Indeed.

42 posted on 04/12/2014 6:24:06 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
I have a Irish American girl and there the best.
43 posted on 04/12/2014 6:28:33 PM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: Hebrews 11:6

You’re welcome!

:D


44 posted on 04/12/2014 6:31:01 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Meaning by your reasoning, Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) probably doesn’t belong in a church either.


45 posted on 04/12/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT by bigdaddy45
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To: bigdaddy45
Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) probably doesn’t belong in a church either.

I'd pay money to hear that priest sing a musical version of Song of songs at a wedding, LOL!

And after that, 'Lola'.

46 posted on 04/12/2014 6:37:33 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Lorianne

Ugh I was wondering how one man could sing Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, in four part harmony, by himself. Came away sheepishly disappointed.


47 posted on 04/12/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT by Theophilus (.)
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To: Lorianne

Here he is singing it on the Late Late Show with professional background music.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB6YN2cJ03A


48 posted on 04/12/2014 6:38:07 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

First of all, the priest did not sing Cohen’s lyrics, so you were off base with your comment from the get go

I was responding to your seeming to not think that sexual ‘lyrics’ have a place in a Christian setting. If that is so, then the Old Testament would not have a place there either.


49 posted on 04/12/2014 7:02:24 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: lostboy61

Lucky guy!


50 posted on 04/12/2014 7:24:19 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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