Sing a Happy Hallelujah

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Sing a happy hallelujah

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

Representative Text

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. Invercargill, New Zealand, 1931) studied music as an undergraduate but received a master’s degree (with honors) in classics and French from Otago University. Her upbringing was Methodist, but she became a Presbyterian when she married the Reverend John Stewart Murray, who was a moderator of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand. Shirley began her career as a teacher of languages, but she became more active in Amnesty International, and for eight years she served the Labor Party Research Unit of Parliament. Her involvement in these organizations has enriched her writing of hymns, which address human rights, women’s concerns, justice, peace, the integrity of creation, and the unity of the church. Many of her 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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Voices United #224


Worship (4th ed.) #638

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