May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
There have been many versions of the Hallelujah Chorus on the Internet lately. People bursting into song in the middle of a crowded mall, or airport.
They make me weep, and bring to remembrance the true meaning of Christmas. My favorite You-Tube version was shared by Annie Unrein.
The 5th graders of Quinhagak, and Yup'ik Village, Alaska have captured my heart.
A big thank-you to teacher Jim Barthelman who spent 10 hours of filming.