A Hallelujah Christmas {Sung by Jonathan}


Oh friends!  I am so excited to share this with you!

Jonathan sang one of my favorite songs last night at a local church’s Christmas program.

Would you please listen to it?  It would be your Christmas gift to me. Smile

I don’t want you to listen to it because I want you to hear my son sing.

Not. at. all.

I want you to listen to it because I want you to celebrate the message of the song with me.

The message that God loved me and YOU so much that he sent His son to earth as a baby, knowing one day that baby would grow to be a man and would die to save us from our sins.

By the end of this song, my chest just swells up with overwhelming joy for my Savior!

Oh, Hallelujah!

Hallelujah!  Hallelujah!

{I was shouting that, just in case you couldn’t tell.}  Smile

Friends, I pray that you KNOW what I am talking about.  I pray that your heart belongs to Jesus, but if it doesn’t, it is not too late.

It is NEVER too late.

What a wonderful way to truly celebrate Christmas by giving your heart to Jesus!

If you don’t know Jesus, but you want to, please email me.  I would love to share Him with you.

You can email me at beneathmyheart4(at)gmail(dot)com.

Now, here is Jonathan’s song.



Merry Christmas!!!!

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  1. Wow!!! What talent and such a beautiful song. What a great way to start my day, thanks for sharing! God bless!

  2. What a powerful rendition of that song! Love the message.

  3. Kathy Bohannon says:

    Oh my, that was so touching, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing! Looking forward to his next video on your blog. God bless you and your family and Merry Christmas.

  4. That is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your testimony and love of the Savior!

  5. So talented-but more importantly God’s spirit is so evident in him! Thanks for sharing this Traci!

  6. Beth Morrow says:

    How proud you must be…beautifully done! This song always brings tears to my eyes just thinking about my sins nailing my precious Jesus to the cross is almost too much to comprehend and bear.
    Thanks for sharing…now I must go get a hankie!

  7. Awwww, he did great! I was in tears by the end….so precious. I sent the Cloverton video to my son a couple of weeks ago so maybe he’d sing it for Christmas this year. He usually sings O Holy Night But I LOVE THIS SONG!!!! I know yo;re proud and you should be. Love when our boys do good… will send this video too….thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  8. cathy rice says:

    thanks so much! loved it! One of my very favorite songs and your son did an awesome job! TEARS!

  9. Linda Whittaker says:

    WOW,! What a special blessing to us this morning! Beautiful, love to you all and Merry Christmas! Thanks for sharing, you know I am Jonathan’s biggest fan!!

  10. Goosebumps and filled my eyes with joyous tears. Thank you for sharing.

  11. One of my favs, too and beautifully done. Thanx for sharing!

  12. Still want him to be my son in law one day. :) He does such a wonderful job. I’ve never heard that version. LOVE it!

  13. That was Beautiful!! His voice, they emotion in which he sang about our Lord. Very, very touching!!

  14. jamie lynn says:

    i didn’t know he played piano too. what a talent he has. i lovelove that song but i’ve never heard that version. thanks for sharing this Traci. i always enjoy listening to him sing, he is just phenomenal.

  15. What an absolutely beautiful way to start my day! Thank you for sharing this with us! You have an amazing son!

  16. Well, I’m crying…so beautiful

  17. I love that song. Beautifully done. Thank you for sharing.

  18. For many years this song has been a favorite of mine–and Jonathan has sang it so beautfully!! Wonderful–such a great way to start out the day. Thank you..and Jonathan…

  19. Beautiful voice, beautiful boy! Thank you for sharing – he brought tears to my eyes! You are truly blessed Traci! Merry Christmas!

  20. Thank you Tracey for sharing this. I was feeling bummed that I had to miss church this morning for work (seasonal job) and decided to see if you posted a word :) God used you and Jonathan to put a song in my heart this morning :) I will be singing Hallelujah all day to the people coming to buy Christmas trees! :)

  21. Traci,
    Dear dear Traci… Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing the Lord to use you for his good. I SOooo needed this today. Your son has such a sweet spirit and such talent. And, as Edwina said before me, God’s spirit is so evident in him. And in you. May God bless you and your family this day and season. I cannot express in words what sharng this means to me. The secular version of this song has always been a part of my world, now I have a beautiful rendition to share with others. Love you to pieces. Merry Christmas! Lesa

  22. Beautiful song and wonderfully done by Jonathan.

  23. Pop and Gammah says:

    So very Incredible,Amen and Amen!

  24. Joyce Ostermiller says:

    I love to hear your son sing. And he plays the piano too! I could definitely feel the spirit through his passion with this song. You should be a very proud momma. :)

  25. I have never heard a Christmas version of that song and it was truly a blessing! Your son has a beautiful voice! Thank you for sharing it. :-)

  26. Wow, God’s glory truly is reflected in the song and through your son’s beautiful voice. Thank you so much for sharing:)

  27. That was simply beautiful – hallelujah!, praise God!

  28. Beautiful!! Great job as always Jonathan I have heard this sung before and it was great to hear again :-)

  29. My favourite hymn and your son really gave me goosebumps. The message IS the reason for the season. Thanks

  30. so talented!! this was perfect for today as snow cancelled church.

  31. I first heard this song when Jason Castro sang it on American Idol. Was proud of him for being open w/his faith in that forum, and proud of you for sharing your faith on your blog. There are so many believers out there in blog land. Love it! And your son is super talented!
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  32. Traci: Thanks for sharing your son’s beautiful song and for sharing your faith. So refreshing. Merry Christmas!

  33. I LOVED IT!!! Hallelujah has always been one of my favorite songs (Jeff Buckley), but this is even better. What a beautiful way to spread the message of Christ. Well done Johnathan.

  34. Valerie H. says:

    OHHH…MY GOODNESS!!!! That is one of my very favorite songs. Never heard those lyrics before but LOVED them so much. Traci, your son Jonathan did such a wonderful job singing. I didn’t know he played the piano too. He looks like a pro! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I have to go play it for the 4th time. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Jesus is truly the reason for the season. Hugs!!!

  35. Wow!!! That was so beautiful. I could feel your son’s God filled spirit as he sang and played. That is such a wonderful emotional song and he did a fabulous rendition! Beautiful!

  36. Cindy Shearer says:

    Wonderful…I hope Jonathan continues to use his gifts for the Lord, what a blessing for him and you too!

  37. Hi Traci

    Long time lurker from Australia here. That was truly beautiful. Thank you.

  38. AMEN ! What a gift from GOD ,your sons voice! . It is well with my soul…..MARY CHRISTmas!

  39. For some reason the link to the video does not open for me, no idea why not but really wanted to listen to Jonathan’s song. Help?

    Have a wonderful holiday season…. how is your doggy doing?

  40. Traci, so beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it along with the message. Our Father is awesome indeed to love us so much to send His Son!

    Then, He also richly blessed your son with his musical talents to share Christ’s message and love to others. God bless you and Merry Christmas!

  41. Barbara Eisworth says:

    Such a gorgeous Christ filled rendition. The love of the Lord is truly visible in this. So happy for him & for you Mom. Praise the Lord!!!!! Merry Christmas to you & your precious family. Thank you for sharing!

  42. Traci,
    You have raised a fine young man and he possesses such God given talent. Thank you for sharing yourself and your wonderful family. It is a true pleasure to read your blog and the wonderful heart of yours that shines through it. Merry Christmas!

  43. So beautiful . I needed that !!! Greatest gift this season . Merry Christmas

  44. Traci this is one of my fave songs of all time. I love the transition into a Christmas song and your son is just so talented and precious. Thanks for sharing this!

  45. Just absolutely beautiful!

  46. The voice of an angel. Thank you for sharing. May God bless your family during this special season of joy.

  47. Simply beautiful. Thank you!

  48. Louise Daley says:

    Beautiful, beautiful. Makes my heart sing. Praise God for your son’s faithful, loving heart and for his talent.

  49. Oh Traci. Just beautiful. Don’t ever let the boy hide his light. He has been given a wonderful gift. Thank you for sharing it. Hugs.

  50. So beautiful and heartfelt! Reminds me of my brother-in-law, who always seems to find a piano during one of our family functions and begins praising away and before long, the rest of us are worshiping as well! Thank you for sharing this!

  51. Thank you for sharing your Son with all…this is simply a wonderful young man singing a wonderful song…

  52. WOW…what a voice!! One of my favorite songs!! I never heard the Christmas version…it’s absolutely beautiful!! Going back to listen again!
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  53. Debbi Saunders says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! So Beautiful it gave me chills!
    What a talented young man!

  54. Beautiful!

  55. Absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful son. You have taught him well as he obviously loves Jesus. He sings AND plays piano like a pro. Bless you and your family. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  56. I pray Jonathan goes far with his singing career, for he pours emotion into this song which manifests an emotional response in our hearts…with each note sung, each piano key played, each pause hallowed, and each verse flowing into the next, I felt uplifted by Jonathan’s rendition! Bravo! And Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  57. Oh Traci how wonderful! You and Cy are truly blessed! May Jonathan continue to grow in his singing career with the gift that God has given him. Thank you for being a sister in Christ! May God continue to bless you and your family.
    Merry Christmas!

  58. Kerri Spicer says:

    Beautiful song sung by a handsome, talented young man!! Praise the Lord for young folk who love the Lord!! :)

  59. Carla Dixon says:

    Traci, his voice is developing so much and he’s growing into such a handsome young man. The song was beautiful. I sent it to Alex to make sure she saw it. What a joy he is! Best to the family. Carla

  60. Hallelujah! Jonathan did a wonderful job performing this song. Thank you so much for sharing it withus! I was blessed to listening to it. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  61. He did it again..Made tears roll down my cheeks. So glad you posted this because it has been a long time since you post his beautiful voice. You know how I enjoy his voice and he is so stinking cute. Jesus has blessed your family. God Bless!

  62. Now that was the way to start my day! Blessings to you and Jonathan, traci!
    Xo Heidi
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  63. Thank you so much for sharing, that was beautiful. What a talented young man!

  64. That was beautiful beyond measure…..Jonathan has a gift that’s for sure. I always love to hear him! Thank you!

  65. So beautiful!!!! Gorgeous voice and beautiful lyrics. Praise God for music and His children that bring Him glory!!
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  66. I hope Jonathan can sing this after Mike Breaux speaks this Friday @ WJMS FCA!!!

  67. Oh Hallelujah! Thank you for sharing this video. His voice is amazing but his heart….that is what the Lord adores. I love your blog for all the makeovers and pictures, but your love for Christ is why I keep coming back!

  68. Tracey Barczy says:

    Thanks for Sharing!

  69. Kelly Palmer says:

    What a beautiful song! Thank you for sharing Traci and I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and many blessings!!

  70. Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  71. Jonathan…what a man of God you are already. That was just stunning. It made me cry! In a good way of course. Thank you for being such a gift!

    Traci…wow, you must be incredibly proud. That was gorgeously sung.

    Could I share it please? Merry Christmas.

  72. What a beautiful voice your son has, I have enjoyed his singing om your blog. He is truly blessed, and what a inspiration he is with his music. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  73. Beautiful! Well done!

  74. I love Jonathan’s voice, and I love the lyrics to this song! Lovely, just lovely. Thank you for sharing with us all.

  75. I cried. It’s like I could see the wise men there. Seeing knowing what Jesus has done for me. Hallelujah.

  76. Beautiful voice, beautiful son…lucky mom. Blessings to you and your family and Merry Christmas.

  77. WOW!!! Very beautiful…. gave me goosebumps. Jonathan has a beautiful voice ~ and can play the piano beautifully too!

    I absolutely love that song ~ I saved this page to my favs.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


  78. I can’t hear that song without tears, and these words I’ve never heard before. It was so beautiful. I also love the way you have shared both your mother heart, and the heart of Jesus for those who don’t know Him yet. I am also looking at your own mother’s picture just below these comments. Do you think she is smiling from heaven if she is hearing her grandson sing? I sure do! It may not be provable theologically, but my heart says it would be just like Jesus to let our loved ones share these special moments.

    Thank you for a beautiful blog!



  79. One of my favorite songs and he did a WONDERFUL job on it! Thank you so much for sharing :)
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  80. Oh, Traci! I want to hear it so badly, but I can’t hear it over the ad that keeps repeating off to the side. How do I mute that long enough to hear your precious son?

    • Darlene Bakken Perez says:

      Jess … if you’re talking about the ad at the top on the left hand side .. hover your mouse over the ad. The bar will then reveal itself at the bottom of the ad. Slide the volume button all the way to the left to silence it. You should then be able to hear Jonathan and his fantastic performance. Hope this helps.

      • Thank you, Darlene! I was okay with muting that one, but there was another one (not there now) that I couldn’t figure out how to mute.

        Oh, Hallelujah! This song brings me to my knees and my heart nearly bursts at the end chorus too, Traci. Thank you for sharing this amazing song. <3

  81. Darlene Bakken Perez says:

    Jonathan’s gift gets me every time Traci … I just want to hug him he is so adorable!! Thank you for taking us on his ride and I personally look forward to someday purchasing his CD and seeing him in concert on a huge stage somewhere … oh swoon .. if I were only 45 years younger!! lol Merry Christmas to you and your family! May you be blessed with tons of love this Christmas and in 2014!

  82. This is a beautiful song. I told my husband about it after listening to Jonathan sing last week. It took my husband about 12 tries before he could sing it without tears. He sang it at our church yesterday. I’m so glad you shared your blessings with us.

  83. I’m covered in goosebumps and my heart is full of praise. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song.

  84. I have tears in my eyes. Thank you for sharing this beautiful song, the joy of God’s love and the wonderful talent of your son. May God bless you all this Christmas and always. I shared this on my facebook page.

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