Hallelujah! Irish priest’s incredible surprise rendition of hit song during couple’s wedding leaves the bride in tearsFather Ray Kelly stunned Chris and Leah O'Kane by performing at their wedding
The parish priest from Meath in Ireland sang the hit song 'Hallelujah'
The performance brings tears of joy to the surprised bride
A video of the song has been watched more than 240,000 times
By JENNIFER NEWTON ,April 09, 2014 , Daily Mailhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2600904/Priests-incredible-surprise-rendition-Hallelujah-Irish-couples-wedding-leaves-bride-crying-joy-internet-hit.html
A priest stunned an Irish couple by breaking out into song with a surprise rendition of Hallelujah at their wedding, leaving the bride crying with joy.
Father Ray Kelly surprised Chris and Leah O'Kane with the note-perfect performance during their marriage ceremony at Oldcastle, Meath in Ireland.
The video of Father Kelly's heartwarming performance was then uploaded to Youtube on Monday making the priest an internet hit after having 240,000 viewings in just two days.
During the marriage ceremony, Father Kelly told the newly married couple and their family and friends gathered that he had a small surprise for them.
But nobody was prepared for his pitch perfect custom rendition of the Leonard Cohen hit 'Hallelujah'.
Father Kelly, who has been parish priest at Oldcastle, north-west of Dublin since 2006, starts the song with the words: 'We join together here today, to help two people on their way, as Leah and Chirs start their life together.'
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The altered, customized lyrics were written for Chris and Leah by a girl in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
We're joined together here today
To help two people on their way
As Leah and Chris start their life together
And now we've reached their special day
We've come to help them celebrate
And show them how much we love them to,Yeah
As Leah is walking up the aisle
And Chris looks up and gives a smile
The love that flows between them fills the church,Yeah
With Leah's friends and family on her side
She really is the blushing bride
With love and pride they lead their Hallelujah
With the priest and the family who lead the prayers
We say our lines and they say theirs
I guide them through the ceremony to,Yeah
And in this house of God above
They join their hands to show their love
And say those most important words I do,Yeah