Category Archives: Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah

Ever since I heard this song on a West Wing episode, it has a different effect on me that some songs have. It can stir emotions that alot of songs can’t. Maybe I’ll come back to this later, but here is the last verse (that usually isn’t sang):

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

When I heard this , it was like WOW. “I did my best, it wasn’t much” : This is how some days feel to me. Is what I have to offer that significant? Am I using what God gave me? Does He approve of me?

Then there are other days when I have to really ask myself “Did I do my best?” Why did I do it like that? Then on those days, it’s easy to forget that God is the God who knows the numbers of your head (See previous post).

Just the thought for today.