This song was written by the Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen who struggled with it for many years. It achieved little success and less recognition; however, it later found its acclaim through John Cale and Jeff Buckley. Many cover versions have been performed by various singers such as Bon Jovi and k.d. lang to name a few. The song has been used in numerous recordings and concerts. How about over 300 (!) versions? The song is also the subject of the book The Holy and The Broken.
The CBS Morning News talked about Hallelujah this morning and it inspired me to check it out and share it with you.