Monday, October 18, 2004

There is a Green Hill Far Away

Hymn lyrics by C. F. Alexander,
Music for 4-verse-with-chorus version by George C. Stebbins,
Alt. tunes (5-verse versions) by William Horsley and John H. Gower

Verse 1

There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.


O dearly, dearly has He loved,
And we must love Him too,
And trust in His redeeming blood,
And try His works to do.

Verse 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.


Verse 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.


Verse 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.


For the 5-verse version, simply omit the chorus and add it as verse 5.

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