Watch: Priest Shocks Couple During Wedding Ceremony

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(Courtesy: invitationlovejesus on YouTube)

County Meath, Ireland — A priest in Ireland shocked a couple during their wedding ceremony and brought some guests to their feet when he broke into song.

According to, Father Ray Kelly used alternate lyrics put to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” to apply to the bride and groom.

The priest has reportedly sung at other weddings, but the couple was not from his area so they were very surprised.

In a YouTube video posted by invitationlovejesus, Kelly begins with, “We join together here today, to help two people on their way.”

The clip had been viewed more than 23 million times as of Monday.

Watch above to experience the special moment.