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.
Henrich Brockhaus

Bellingham, WA, United States

Dear Susan, this hymn fits right into the Easter Season, but to be technical, it is a wonderful Good-Friday hymn. His resurrection is not expressly mentioned here but only taken for granted. His death and resurrection are of course the very core of our gospel message and thus the classification. This hymn invites us to meditate on the great cost to Him to save us and then to help us in life with Him in the Holy Spirit living in our heart and also to guarantee our future with Him. Thanks and all blessings to such a Savior!

Obongofon Monday Idiong

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

God bless the composer of this great hymn.

It's so rich with many messages.

We do use it in my high secondary school days.

It blessed my life this morning during my personal devotion.



St Albans, Herts, United Kingdom

I was surprised to see this categorised as Gospel. It is a classic Easter Hymn sung on Easter Day in Anglican churches.

Stay Safe.

Hester Allison

Sandusky, OH, United States

So beautiful and it is a joy to know that the hill which was the inspiration for this piece became Creggan Estate and my home in Derry N. Ireland.

Stay Safe

Hester Allison.

June Hassell

Waterlooville, Hampshire, United Kingdom

This hymn loved and remembered from my early school days has been on my mind for the last two days. I am nearing 87 and wonder if this is a message from my beloved family who will be waiting for me. Is this my time?


Rock Clarendon, Jamaica

It lifts my spirits thanks to those who found victory

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.