WOULD YOU LIKE TO SING FOR CHANGE? Check out this locally adapted version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
We will sing it at the For Our Earth: Join the Movement to Stop Kinder Morgan event April 23rd in Nelson to support safe methods of transitioning from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Event details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/153636251963537/
The more singers we have, the more powerful and impactful it can be. The choir will sing the chorus, as well as the 5th and 6th verse. If you are interested please attend the rehearsal.
1) I thank you Lord for the Earth we all share
For all the blessings and life she bears
Your holy; oh Mother of Grace I bow to yah
For every phase of moon and sun
For planets above and pathways run
For every new day on earth we live! Hallelujah!
2) I thank old wise ones and children who grow
For peace held by trees; soft grasses below
For mighty whales songs, and memories of life lived before us.
In faith and hope we raise our voice
Give Grace to those who shield from harm
To guard life; for all days on earth! Hallelujah!
3) We thank you for the forests we share
For streams and rivers and life they bear
For joyful song birds and blessings they bring to earth for us.
For Boreal forests and mountains high
We command the light to lift up the cries
For all life We Call Mercy! Hallelujah!
Russian / solo: Спасибо, Мир, что ты живой!
Спасибо, вам, что вы со мной!
И вера в нашем серце не остыла!
Поможем мы Земле родной,
Мы будем петь и песней той
Любовь свою подарим! Аллилуя!
4) We thank you Lord for the life we see
And cosmic worlds, mystery unseen
Refine us, to live out lives for the many.
Bring light to the dark, so people can see
Bring truth, Dispel lies, Restore and set free
Our Earth is alive, in praise we sing! Hallelujah!
5) We thank you world for the love we share
For fury ones, feathers and scales you wear
Your beauty; Way beyond words you are holy
Pray for thy will, Reach for the light
Live highest dreams, Lead purposeful life
Our Earth must survive. She calls you now! Hallelujah!
6) I thank the owls who sing through the night
For mornings at Dawn, rays of sunlight
For waters, and oceans of life who now call us.
Each breath I take in, Great Spirit you dwell
Each step I take forth, direction Foretell
Rise up with Great light! Praise God for all life! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah!.............................. (Softly and then slower on the last line)