Better than a Hallelujah

Better than a Hallelujah
By Amy Grant

God loves a lullaby
In a mother’s tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

God loves the 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

The woman holding on for life
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

The 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

6 thoughts on “Better than a Hallelujah

  1. Wow!! I had never thought of this perspective. At times I am bothered that I seemingly come to God with all but Hallelujah because that’s all I have. Especially this week it has been a constant. He is more than I imagine! I am really overwhelmed with this thought.

    Thanks Joy

  2. I have been an Amy fan since she was a teen playing acoustic guitar. I used to sit on the floor drinking and crying listening to her albums. Yes, albums..the old records that required a record player. LOL I quote her songs from time to time in my blogs. 🙂

    • Cathy,
      That makes me sad to think of the state you were in during the time in which you speak. I have been on the floor, crying and unable to gain my composure…more than once.
      I used to listen to her music far more than I do now, but I heard this song on the radio and have loved it ever since.

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