The first verse is almost the same to the Cohen version but for this:
The faithful king composing Hallelujah!
I’ll do my best, though it’s not much
I’ll sing my songs and try to touch
I speak the truth: I didn’t come to fool ya
And even if men think me wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah!
I know there is a God above
He taught me all I know of love
To pray for that somebody who’s misused ya
Love hears me when I cry at night
Christ broke my darkness with His Light!
So hear my heart, my grateful HalleluYAH!
There was a time Christ let me know
Why He stepped down to this earth below
But do you really want to know, now do ya?
Lay down your sin and turn to Him
The holy dove will draw you in
And every breath will then be Hallelujah!
(Music & 1st Verse by Cohen; New Verses © 2012 HIM/CAV )