All I Can Say is Hallelujah!

Psalms 104:35 says, “Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.”

Revelation 19:1-6 says, “And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great. And I heard 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.”

I have been going to church practically all of my life, and one of the ol’ country church songs that I hear a lot was a song that my family has sung many times, which is called, “All I Can Say is Hallelujah.” The lyrics go like this:

Verse: 1

He brought me out of the miry clay,

He put my feet on the rock to stay,

He put a song down in my heart today,

All I can say is Hallelujah.


Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

Hallelujah, Hallelujah,

All I can say is Hallelujah.

Verse: 2

He saved my soul from this world of sin,

He put a joy and sweet peace with in,

He gave me love for my fellowman,

All I can say is Hallelujah.

Verse: 3

He bled and died on mount Calvary,

He gave his life just for you and me,

He rose again just to set us free,

All I can say is Hallelujah. (link)

What is so powerful and intriguing in the one-word praise, “Hallelujah”? It is the only universal word, meaning that it is the only word that is pronounced the same and is understood the same in every language. It means, “Praise ye Jah/Jehovah”. In both the Old and New Testaments, it is always connected with the overthrow and judgment of the wicked. (Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible, p. 597)

Psalms 104:35 is the first place in the Old Testament where the Hebrew word, “Hallelujah”, is referred to, and it speaks of sinners being consumed out of the earth and the wicked being no more. In Revelation 19:1-6, multitudes of people, the twenty-four elders, the four beasts and the angels of heaven, as one massive choir, began to sing, “Hallelujah”, to God in Heaven for His judgment upon the great whore of Babylon and the beginning of the supper of the Lamb. One day, we will be in that number in Revelation 19 that will sing and cry, “Hallelujah”, to the Lamb of God.

So, every time you praise God by saying or singing, “Hallelujah”, you will know what you are meaning. You are declaring that every wicked thing that has rose against you is about to be overthrown. You are stating the truth that you are move than an overcomer through Jesus Christ, that you have triumphed with heaven in sight. If all you can say is, “Hallelujah”, then you are in good standing with God and against your adversary. The devil trembles at that praise. It is the only word that you really need to define the greatness of God’s power and glory!