There is perhaps nothing more wonderful and amazing then to see a person using their God-given talents and abilities to be a light to the world and to bring praise and honor to Him who is the Giver of the gifts that they have been given. Such is the case of two multi-talented teenagers who are members of the world-renowned One Voice Children’s Choir, 13 -year-old Reese Oliveira and 15-year-old Easton Shane.
Recently these two uniquely talented young people combined their talents and blended their voices to render a magnificent Christian rendition of the popular song “Hallelujah,” written by Canadian-Jewish musician Leonard Cohen and originally released on his album Various Positions in 1984. Their beautiful cover of the song was released on Reese Oliveira’s YouTube channel on Friday, 6 July 2018.
The word “Hallelujah” (may also be spelled “Alleluia”) means “God be praised” or “Praise the Lord!” and is uttered in worship or as an expression of rejoicing. The term is used 24 times in the Old Testament book of Psalms and four times in the New Testament Book of Revelation. In the Hebrew Bible “hallelujah” is a two-word phrase, not one word. The word “hallel” in Hebrew means a joyous praise in song or to boast in God. The word “jah” or “yah” is translated as “the LORD”, or “YHWH”. Thus, “hallelujah” is literally a joyous song of praise to the Lord.
The Psalmist declared, “Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being” (Psalm 146:1,2). As Reese Oliveira and Easton Shane sing their rendition of “Hallelujah,” their distinctive vocals flawlessly mesh together to result in a remarkable, harmonious, joyous song of praise and adoration. It is almost as if we can hear, “as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth” (Revelation 19:6).
These to teens are so good together. I just love listing to them . The way they look at each other, some day could be good friends. I am
LDS so I m sure she has the temple insight. Sealing is true blessing.
Over the years I have seen her with her family Reese is so good with
them, I could go on for hours .
I live in Clinton,Utah I have 8 kids. 11 grand kids. 3 of the kids are
step kids. But they are mine we have been together for 29 years. My wife passed passed away 10 years ago, given me the blessing and the happiest days in my life. Grand kids are the best!!!!