Better than a hallelujah

April 16, 2010 | My Jottings

Once in a while I post a song here on the blog that’s meaningful to me. This is one of those songs. It’s on Amy Grant’s newest CD release called Somewhere Down the Road.

The song is called Better Than A Hallelujah and I keep playing it over and over because the lyrics are profound and so comforting to me these days. I hope you can take the time to read the lyrics (below) as you listen, and that the song blesses you in some way.

The song is sung by Amy, but written by Chapin Hartford and Sarah Hart.

God loves a lullaby in a mother’s tears in the dead of night
Better than a hallelujah sometimes
God loves a drunkard’s cry, the soldier’s plea not to let him die
Better than a hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah

A woman holding on for life, a dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a hallelujah sometimes
Tears of shame for what’s been done
The silence when the words won’t come
Are better than a hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing, better than a choir singing out, singing out

We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are, the honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a hallelujah

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Comments

  1. Kay says:

    Thank you for posting…I LOVE it! Such a great reminder that He hears our cries and they touch His Father’s heart…He is The God Who Cares.
    Amy Grant’s music had a huge impact on me as a very young believer, she is a long time favorite…I even named my second born for her.

  2. Deb says:

    Absolutely beautiful and just what I needed to hear…….
    Thank you.

  3. Anne says:

    Thank you for posting this beautiful song. It was written by Sarah Hart and Chapin Hartford. Sarah has an incredible library of uplifting, life-affirming music. You can find Sarah Hart on her own website or at spiritandsong.com. It is so worth the time to look her up.

  4. Ginny the Yalker..."One Who Can Yarn Talk" says:

    After a couple of hard days and much crying out, this song felt like a warm bath…

  5. Paul says:

    Nothing is better than a Hallelujah . . . Praise Jehovah. Not even sometimes. Thankfully Amy’s ploy to deceive Christians is not working.

  6. Just Julie says:

    I’m not sure I agree with you, but I appreciate the freedom we have to speak our opinions, Paul. I do agree that praising Him is probably one of the most wonderful things we can do! Blessings….

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