Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Let’s examine Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah”


While Leonard Cohen’s song “Hallelujah” is much adored by many because of its beautiful, haunting melody, it seems hardly anyone is offended by the words … words that are NOT about YHWH at all; rather, about a love that has soured and gone stale.

Bottom line: The song is all about SEX (and let’s be realistic – nobody thinks about YHWH when they’re having sex) – so WHY is nobody offended that Cohen included the word, “Hallelujah” (which should be written “Halleluyah” as it refers to YHWH….), which has absolutely NOTHING to do with YHWH?

BACKGROUND: Leonard Cohen in 1984 on his album Various Positions, used a lot of religious imagery, including references to some of the more notorious women in the bible.

Cohen explained:  "Hallelujah is a Hebrew word which means 'Glory to the Lord.' The song explains that many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist. I say: All the perfect and broken Hallelujahs have an equal value. It's a desire to affirm my faith in life, not in some formal religious way but with enthusiasm, with emotion."

WHAT???? “…many kinds of Hallelujahs do exist”… NO! The carnal, godless world abuses His Name (and they WILL answer for it some day), but it should NEVER be abused by a Jewish person or any other believer. "Poetic license" is a moot point when it comes to Scripture!

BOTTOM LINE: The “YAH” in “Halleluyah” refers to YHWH. Humanity has NO RIGHT to insert His Name or any part of His Name into some CARNAL song, text or idea!

His Name is HOLY, NOT TO BE PROFANED!!! (Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11; Leviticus 18:21, 22:32 and 24:11, 16; Proverbs 30:9, etc.)

Here are the lyrics to what I personally believe is an abomination:

Now, 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


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


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


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