Hallelujah is one of the most popular songs by Leonard Cohen and it has been performed hundred of times by many different artists. The version I'm sharing here is one of the most beautiful covers made by Rufus Wainwright.
It's not a religous praise even if it seems so, but anyway, even if it was I wouldn't mind because it's almost impossible not to feel touched by this song.
In its lyric, Cohen makes use of the Judeo-Christian symbology to express the bliss and sorrow of love:
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 you
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...
And here is Mr. Cohen: