Easter Hymns

There is this one hymn that we would sing occasionally during Easter at church. Of all the songs about the season this was the one that brought home the meaning and significance of Easter to me:

There is a green hill far away,
outside a city wall,
where our dear Lord was crucified
who died to save us all.

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 go at last to heaven,
saved by his precious blood.

There was no other good enough
to pay the price of sin,
he only could unlock the gate
of heaven and let us in.

O dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
and trust in his redeeming blood,
and try his works to do.

Words: Cecil Frances Alexander (1818-1895), 1848

green hill

There are several tunes to this song and after searching youtube I still cannot find the one I learned. Come to think of it, my church doesn’t even sing it the way I learned. It is much faster than how it is popularly done. It may have been a cover. Should I sing it for you?

 

 

 

 

 

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