It was included in the 1978 book Songs of the Spirit. volume 1, and has been in other publications including Mission Praise and Anglican Hymns Old and New.
The tune has a 4/4 time signature, and in the key of E the first few notes are EF GG GA GF FF. It appears to borrow a few musical phrases from Neil Young's 1970's hit, After the Gold Rush.
The song has been translated into Swedish, as Halleluja Vår Fader, and is also know as Thank You Father.
Professionally produced solo singer with keyboard backing:
Instrumental - piano:
Singer, self-accompanied on piano:
LyricsThe lyrics are copyright. But they are currently available on this website. A rough outline is:
Hallelujah, my Father, for giving us your Son;
Sending Him into the world to be given up for men,
Knowing we would bruise Him and smite Him from the earth.
Hallelujah, my Father, in His death is my birth;
Hallelujah, my Father, in His life is my life.