HALLELUJAH, CHRIST OUR KING
“Hallelujah! Christ is coming, Our Messiah, in majesty. All the pow’r of hell is forever broken. Hallelujah! Christ our King!”
Hallelujah, Christ our King takes our hand and skillfully walks us through the Paschal Mystery. We begin at the cross of salvation, visit an empty tomb, and end with Christ exalted in Heaven. The Passion story is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it also rings out victory and redemption. This song mirrors the spectrum of emotions covered: the dread that must have been felt when darkness filled the Earth, the gravity of grief, doubt around dreams that are dashed, hope for the triumph of Good, and, finally, the joy and peace of resolution.
Hallelujah, Christ our King has served the congregation it was written in as the centerpiece of their Easter services for the last couple of years, and will probably be adopted by my church soon.
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Greg LaFollette is a musician and producer in Nashville,TN. He is the resident artist at a local church plant, Grace Story Church, and serves as their director of arts and liturgy.