There is a green hill far away

There is a green hill far away,
  Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
  Who died to save us all.
  Oh, dearly, dearly has He loved,
  And died our sins to bear;
We trust in His redeeming blood,
    And life eternal share.
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.
He died that we might be forgiven,
  He died to make us good,
That we might from our sins be freed,
  Saved by His precious blood.
There was no other good enough
  To pay the price of sin,
He only could divine life give
  And dwell Himself within.
Maggie Tizard

my dead wife's well remembered words


Highton, Vic 3216, Australia

well loved

Grace Kumwenda Munthali


I learnt this song in Lower Primary School when the Reverend would come to our school on Fridays mid morning. We would assemble and he would sing it before preaching the word of God. It moved me then but more when I surrendered my life to Jesus when I was in High School. Tears flooded my eyes. It has a deeper meaning to me. How could the innocent die for the guilty because of love? How could love kill so violently? My human mind cannot comprehend it. Thank You Jesus for redeeming my soul.

Jeffery Negbedion

Benin, Edo, Nigeria

O thank You Jesus Christ for Your Love that saved mankind.

Yabe Bezabeh

Addis Abeba, Shoa, Ethiopia

When I was 5 years old, my three sisters joined the British Sandford Scool as boarders. The St. Matthews Anglican Church was few minute walk where we went every Sunday. Around Christmas and Easter all the hymns appropriate for that time was sung at Church as well in the evenings around the piano ad the headmistress, Mrs. Sandford played, while we children sung around her before going to bed. My memories of "There is a green far away" and many others ate from that time on. I am 71 years old now! I went later to boarding Christian School in England and where these old hymns were sung by us girls.

Salome Robinson

Mt Vernon, New York, United States

This song just popped up in my spirit has I awake this morning. Had to look it up didn't remember all the words and the title of it. Brings back my primary school days Still hold fresh and meaningfull memory of my Saviour Jesus Christ dying in my stead, THANK YOU GOD FOR YOUR ONLY SON

Obasi Daniel Savio

Owerri, Imo, Nigeria

Wow! It has been long during my olevel school days when I listen and sang this song. Today I came across this song during Holy mass service as one of the Lenten season songs in Catholic Church. It was superb for me, I love the song that's why browse it tonight.


Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom

God popped this into my head this morning - I found myself in floods of tears imagining the pain and suffering Jesus when through to bring reconciliation and forgiveness with and from God.

Thank You God that You sent Jesus and Thank You Jesus that You came. Be with us all Holy Spirit to strengthen us today.

Livinus Okpodike

Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

As a school director, I enjoy this hymn each time, during the morning or afternoon assembly, it is sang. It has a lot of messages in it. Indeed, it makes me go sober.


Middlesex, United Kingdom

Don't now why this hymn just came into my head but I wasn't able to remember what it was called took me back to my school days dining in church.