Raise a Hallelujah

  • "Raise a Hallelujah" was born out of a spontaneous moment in worship and prayer after husband and wife duo Jonathan David and Melissa Helser had heard the news that Jaxon Taylor, son of Bethel Music CEO Joel Taylor, was in a life-threatening situation. Jaxon had contracted Hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS) which had been caused by an E. coli infection.

    I'm gonna sing, in the middle of the storm
    Louder and louder, you're gonna hear my praises roar
    Up from the ashes, hope will arise
    Death is defeated, the King is alive!

    The good news is that Jaxon has now fully recovered from his illness.
  • The song was originally released by Bethel Music on January 4, 2019, as one of four promotional singles from Victory. When it rose to #1 on Billboard's Christian Airplay chart dated August 24, 2019, it became Bethel Music's first leader on the tally. Their previous best had been the #2 placing of "Stand in Your Love."
  • "Raise a Hallelujah" wasn't originally written for Victory, and its inclusion was a last-minute decision. "When we wrote this song, it was simply a prayer for God to heal a little boy who was in a fight for his life," Jonathan Helser told Billboard. "We would have never imagined that this song would one day become an anthem for so many."


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