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Hallelujah   /hˌæləlˈujə/   Listen
Hallelujah

noun
1.
A shout or song of praise to God.






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"Hallelujah" Quotes from Famous Books



... in a passionate gesture of appeal, his rough voice vibrated with emotion, the common face flamed with the ecstasy of the fanatic. When he stopped for breath or wiped the sweat from his face, the Army spurred him on with cries of "Hallelujah! Amen!" as one pokes ...
— Jonah • Louis Stone

... a-mouldering in the ground, John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the ground, John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the ground, His soul goes marching on! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His ...
— The Gentleman From Indiana • Booth Tarkington

... and sermons, while terrible transparencies of the Crucifixion were suddenly unrolled from the lofty pulpit, and the throng below wept in sympathy, and clapped their cheeks in token of anguish, like the flutter of many doves. Then came the Hallelujah Saturday, when at noon the mourning ended. It was a breathless moment. The priests kneeled in gorgeous robes, chanting monotonously, with their foreheads upon the altar-steps; and the hushed multitude hung upon their lips, ...
— Atlantic Monthly Volume 6, No. 37, November, 1860 • Various

... the shoulders, and when she wears 'em the neighbors are going to wonder how much you're short in your accounts. And if you've been raised a shouting Methodist and been used to hollering your satisfaction in a good hearty Glory! or a Hallelujah! you've got to quit it and go to one of those churches where the right answer to the question, "What is the chief end of man?" is "Dividend," and where they think you're throwing a fit and sick the sexton on to you if you forget yourself ...
— Old Gorgon Graham - More Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son • George Horace Lorimer

... wish I had an uncle like that. I only wish there were more folks like those Cottonton folks. I do. Say? Why, Lord, kid, it was one grand hallelujah! Forgive? Say," he finished, thoughtfully eyeing the white-faced, newly christened Garrison, "what have you ever done to be loved like that? They were crazy for you. Not a word was said about your imposition. Not a word. It was all: 'When will he be back?' 'Where is he?' 'Telegraph!' All ...
— Garrison's Finish - A Romance of the Race-Course • W. B. M. Ferguson

... come along, And let us go home, O, glory, hallelujah? Dis de ole ship o' Zion, Halleloo! Halleloo! Dis de ...
— Army Life in a Black Regiment • Thomas Wentworth Higginson

... right so far! Hallelujah! How the friends of darkness, how the demons must wince ...
— Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863 • Adam Gurowski

... Twenty fine Angels must come into town, All for to help you to make your new gown: Dainty aerial Spinsters and Singers; Aren't you ashamed to employ such white fingers? Delicate hands, unaccustom'd to reels, To set 'em working a poor body's wheels? Why they came down is to me all a riddle, And left Hallelujah broke off in the middle: Jove's Court, and the Presence angelical, cut— To eke out the work of a lazy young slut. Angel-duck, Angel-duck, winged and silly, Pouring a watering-pot over a lily, Gardener gratuitous, careless of pelf, Leave her to water her lily herself, ...
— A Nonsense Anthology • Collected by Carolyn Wells



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