Praise in the midst of a broken world and a broken heart? Sing hallelujah in the darkest season of the year?
By Barbara Merritt
Winter 2008 11.1.08
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A close friend gave me a CD of her son's a cappella group at Bowdoin College. On it there was one song I loved, Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." It had vaguely religious words—hallelujah, King David, and countless references to brokenness. But what I really loved was the haunting melody.
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