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.
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.


Torquay, Devon, United Kingdom

This hymn so reminds me of my dear mum. So many happy memories of her singing it in the kitchen. Thank you for giving me all the words.

Don Parker

Salmon Arm, BC, Canada

Tom led me to the Lord when I was 10. This was his favourite hymn. I sang a few lines tonite but couldn't remember the remainder. Thank you for sharing them. More precious than my early memories is the Lord who has dearly loved me.



I was singing this the other day and couldn't remember all the verses, don't know why it just came to mind!

Kathleen Dunn


This hymn popped into my head today quite randomly.... way back from my childhood.


Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Jacky, I know we are far away, but if it makes you feel any better, we just sang this song in church recently. In fact it is quite popular here. I would imagine there are others besides the Mormons who have it in their hymnals still too! It is one of my all time favorites, a classic! Glad there is another person out there who loves it!

Also, thank you everyone else for the Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander stories! Loved that!


London, United Kingdom

I love this Easter hymn, would sing it at school and church but not any more. A shame when hymns become unpopular.