There is a green hill far away


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

MIDI: Horsley (William Horsley, 1774-1858)

Meter: CM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 362 Horsley  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 231 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 231 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 231 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 231 Horsley, Lambeth  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 332 Horsley  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 619    
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 483 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 544 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 544 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 544 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 544 Horsley  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 544 Lambeth  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 544 Horsley  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 639 Horsley  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 570 Horsley  
The English Hymnal, 1906 106 Horsley  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 640 Berthier, Horsley  
The Hymnal 1916 159 Horsley  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 Children's 61, 323 Ashton, Greenhill, Horsley  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 639 Horsley  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
486 Horsley  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 099 Horsley  
Songs of Praise, 1925 086 Horsley  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 131 Horsley  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 545 Horsley  
The Hymnal 1940 065 Horsley  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 214 Horsley  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 134 Horsley, Love Divine  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 392 Horsley  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 163 Horsley  
The Hymn Book 1971 101 Horsley  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 266 Horsley  
The Hymnal 1982 167 Horsley  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 137 Horsley  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 092 Horsley  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 148 Horsley  
Church Family Worship, 1988 219 Horsley  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 499 Horsley  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 202 Horsley  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 350 Horsley  
Sing Glory, 1999 388 Horsley  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 674 Horsley  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 123 Horsley  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 657 Horsley  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 244 Horsley  

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