There is a Green Hill Far Away

The Hymn "There is a Green Hill Far Away" was one of those sung at the hymn service lead by Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter.

The words were written by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895), in 1848, for the collection Hymns for Little Children. The usual tune to accompany the words is "Green Hill" by George Coles Stebbins (1846-1945) composed in 1878 although alternative tunes exist.

There is a green hill far away,
Outside 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.

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.

Refrain

He died that we might be forgiven,
He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to heaven,
Saved by His precious blood.

Refrain

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin;
He only could unlock the gate
Of heaven and let us in.

Refrain

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

Refrain


Samples
Green Hill (Stebbins) (midi)
Horsley (midi)
Meditation (midi)

Links
The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/)

Related Biographies:

Ernest Courtenay Carter

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