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There is a Green Hill Far Away


Composed by Charles Gounod

Written by Mrs. Cecil Francis Alexander

For Alto [in] E

New York: C. H. Ditson & Co. (1871)

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There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the 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 trust in His redeeming blood,
And trust His works to do,
And try his works to do!
We must love Him too!
We must love Him too,
And try His works to do!



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