Sing a Happy Hallelujah

Sing a happy hallelujah

Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1989)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Sing a happy hallelujah,
sing it out with heart and style,
we're the echo of God's laughter,
we're the image of God's smile.
Hallelujah, all creation,
hallelujah, everyone!
Hallelujah, all creation,
hallelujah everyone!

2 We're the proof of God's good humour,
we're the twinkle in God's eye,
made to shine, reflect the glory,
given light and space to fly. [Refrain]

3 Sarah laughed at God's good timing,
Mary sang and David danced,
Jesus smiled and hugged the children,
so is life for us enhanced. [Refrain]

4 Every day sing hallelujah!
We are loved, though so absurd,
human, foolish, chosen people,
God still takes us at our word! [Refrain]

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Author: Shirley Erena Murray

SHIRLEY ERENA MURRAY (b. 1931) is a hymn text writer, born in Invercargill, New Zealand in 1931. Her texts have appeared in more than 100 collections worldwide and have been translated into several languages. She has been an editor with the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust and received international acclaim for her writing, including being made a Fellow of the Royal School of Church Music (2006) and becoming a Member of the NZ Order of Merit (2001) for services to the community through hymn writing. She is the first citizen to be so honored. Most recently, she has been honored by the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada at its July 2009 annual conference by being named a Fellow of the Society in recognition of her contributions as a hymn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sing a happy hallelujah
Title: Sing a Happy Hallelujah
Author: Shirley Erena Murray (1989)
Meter: with refrain
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah, all creation
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright: © 1992 Hope Publishing Company



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