1 There is a green hill far away,
without a city wall,
where the dear Lord was crucified,
who died to save us all.
2 We may not know, we cannot tell,
what pains he had to bear;
but we believe it was for us
he hung and suffered there.
3 He died that we might be forgiv'n,
he died to make us good,
that we might go at last to heav'n,
saved by his precious blood.
4 There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin;
he only could unlock the gate
of heav'n, and let us in.
5 O dearly, dearly has he loved,
and we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #347
|First Line:||There is a green hill far away|
|Author:||Cecil Frances Alexander (1848)|
There is a green hill far away. Cecil F. Alexander, née Humphreys. [Good Friday.] First published in her Hymns for Little Children, 1848, p. 31, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon the words "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was Crucified, Dead, and Buried," of the Apostles' Creed. It is an exceedingly popular children's hymn, and is in extensive use.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)