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Priest sings version of Cohen's 'Hallelujah', wows wedding guests

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People spend weeks and months planning their wedding ceremonies in order to insure everything goes as planned. The bridal gown is picked, seating charts are drawn up, vows are written, a location is chosen and the list goes on an on.

When the blessed day arrives and the moment arrives when two lives unite into one it is usually the little things which randomly happen which make the wedding ceremony more memorable.

An expected memory happened for Chris and Leah O'Kane on their wedding day when Father Ray Kelly surprised the couple by singing a tear jerking rendition of "Hallelujah" during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland.

The couple as well as the rest of the guests in the church were pleasantly surprised by the Father's rendition of the classic song Leonard Cohen song.

According to Irish Center news, while Father Kelly made the song his own "credit for the lyrics goes to a young girl named Lucy O’Connor from Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. She wrote them at just 10 years of age for a relative’s wedding in 2010, over which Fr. Kelly officiated."

The video had over 240,000 hits in two days.

The video was briefly removed from YouTube because of copyright claims by Sony but is now back.

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