Dana Clark Music

Hallelujah for the Earth

These lyrics were written to support San Antonio's Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP.) To enable everyone to sing along with no rehearsal I used a familiar melody--Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." 

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 Click HERE to find the sheet music.

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Click HERE to see the choir of First UU

Church of San Antonio rehearsing the song.

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 Click HERE to see us singing to San Antonio City Council!

Climate Flash Choir

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Click HERE to read Marisol Cortez's article about that event.

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Click HERE to find the recording of the piano accompaniment

for free streaming or download.

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 Hallelujah for the Earth

 Verse 1: This precious web of life on earth

Inheritance of all at birth

Has every blessing freely given to ya

It is a fragile, holy ground

A treasure to be handed down

Our overflowing hearts sing hallelujah

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

 

Verse 2: Will we be proud to pass along

A healthy planet still so strong?

Now we are here to bring that question to ya

Our faith is strong, we face the truth

That climate change needs no more proof

Will our descendants share our hallelujah?

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

 

Verse 3: In innocence, or was it greed

We've taken far more than we need

Now consequences threaten to undo ya

For careless ways we'll pay the cost

If beauty of the earth is lost

Our broken hearts will sing no hallelujah

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

 

Verse 4: 

Because this planet cannot wait

This city must not hesitate

Our quality of life we're trusting to ya

We'll work together to survive

So we can keep the earth alive

Our hopeful hearts declare a hallelujah

Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

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 Original “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen ©1995 Sony/ATV  

 New lyrics and arrangement by Dana Clark Copyright 2019