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Something Wonderful: Hallelujah

10-year-old Kaylee Rogers, who has autism and ADHD, leads the Killard House School Choir in the singing of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”. This beautiful music video was recorded at the Killard House School in Donaghadee in Northern Ireland.

[Full screen but only if you have tissues on hand. HT: Krill]


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  • John Venlet December 16, 2021, 12:51 PM

    Oh man! That warmed my heart.

  • Dirk December 16, 2021, 1:18 PM

    Amasing! Absolutely amazing.

    Thank you.


  • julie December 16, 2021, 1:34 PM

    Amazing voice; God bless her and her schoolmates.

  • LadyBikki December 16, 2021, 1:47 PM

    When He closes one door, He does indeed open another.
    Thank you for sharing this.

  • Rita December 16, 2021, 2:27 PM

    What an angelic voice, and if I could, I would go and hug the entire choir. Such beautiful innocence is seldom found today. Thanks, Gerard, you made my day and my Christmas.

  • Jack December 16, 2021, 3:13 PM

    That is the nicest thing that has happened to me all day. Thank you so much for sharing it.

  • Princess Cutekitten December 16, 2021, 3:17 PM

    She has a great voice! In 5-10 years we may be hearing more from her.

    Merry Christmas, and may God bless us, every one.

    This will not be a very merry Christmas for Jewel’s family. Gerard, can you extend to them our condolences and let them know they’re in our prayers?

    • Mike Austin December 16, 2021, 3:34 PM

      She did not know it, but that little girl sang for Jewel.

      “I’ll stand before the lord of song
      With nothing on my tongue but hallelujah!
      Hallelujah, Hallelujah”.

      • Mary Ann December 16, 2021, 4:48 PM

        💖 yes, I think she did.

  • Mike Austin December 16, 2021, 3:21 PM

    Why do you insist on making this 68 year old man cry like a child? Thank you Gerard. Bless you Gerard.

    “Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.”.—Matthew 18:2–5

  • tired dog December 16, 2021, 3:47 PM

    Thank you sir

  • laurel December 16, 2021, 4:23 PM

    Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. She has a voice of an angel.

  • jwm December 16, 2021, 4:35 PM

    It broke me, too.
    God Bless


  • patvann December 16, 2021, 5:21 PM

    Mean-ol Paddy likes that one! 🙂

  • Casey Klahn December 16, 2021, 6:31 PM

    IDK about autism, but often an ADHD child is brilliant in some, and often many, ways. This is a blessing video; thanks for sharing it.

  • Patrick December 16, 2021, 6:42 PM

    Here are the words as sung. This is not Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”.

    I’ve heard about this baby boy
    Who’s come to earth to bring us joy
    And I just want to sing this song to you
    It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    The minor fall, the major lift
    With every breath I’m singing Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    A couple came to Bethlehem
    Expecting child, they searched the inn
    To find a place for You were coming soon
    There was no room for them to stay
    So in a manger filled with hay
    God’s only Son was born, oh Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    The shepherds left their flocks by night
    To see this baby wrapped in light
    A host of angels led them all to You
    It was just as the angels said
    You’ll find Him in a manger bed
    Immanuel and Savior, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    A star shown bright up in the east
    To Bethlehem, the Wise Men three
    Came many miles and journeyed long for You
    And to the place at which You were
    Their frankincense and gold and myrrh
    They gave to You and cried out Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    I know You came to rescue me
    This baby boy would grow to be
    A man and one day die for me and you
    My sins would drive the nails in You
    That rugged cross was my cross, too
    Still every breath You drew was Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
    Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah

    • Mike Seyle December 17, 2021, 5:58 AM

      True, Patrick. My wife heard me enjoying this video and came to watch. She told me it’s not Cohen’s version, which prompted me to look it up. His lyrics are interesting to read, and I need to take more time with his song. But … not to take a thing away from these kids, who sang what was handed them; beautiful, delightful and inspiring they are. God bless.

  • Grumpy_98 December 16, 2021, 8:07 PM

    Beautiful. Next time I’ll heed a tissue alert.

  • Tom Hyland December 16, 2021, 8:28 PM

    It’s the multitudes of vaccines. Autism was almost non-existent when I was a little kid. I’ve read autism is now 1 in 25 children and climbing. Trump was totally anti-vaccine when he was running for President. I heard him say it when he did a rally in May 2016. His son Baron is a strange kid. And Trump said there’s three families in Trump Tower with autistic kids. Then came pay-back time and he became vaccine salesman to the world. This musical number was lovely as can be but all those kids have been poisoned with toxins.

  • Princess Cutekitten December 16, 2021, 9:33 PM

    Merry Christmas, Tom!

    My son had an extremely high fever just when he was starting to talk, so I know the hard way that that can also cause autism.

  • John Venlet December 17, 2021, 4:48 AM

    This makes for an uplifting start to the day, also. Thanks, Gerard.

  • jwm December 17, 2021, 6:05 AM

    There’s a short story here just waiting for the right writer. (not me)
    “…She was unruly, would not follow directions, and as far as her teachers were concerned the girl was a lost cause. And how would they ever find a place for her in the Christmas program?”


  • Jack December 17, 2021, 6:32 AM

    Here she is again, a few years older. An amazing and lovely young girl.


    • John Venlet December 17, 2021, 8:46 AM

      Jack, thanks so much for pointing to that video. Young Kaylee’s voice has grown angelically more beautiful. Another point I think bears mentioning, is that in appearance, she exhibits a natural poise and beauty, a wholesomeness that has become more rare in youth throughout America. Thank you again.