Hymns Of Our Forefathers “There Is A Green Hill Far Away’


We have been speaking this week, about we can’t put God in a box, and we need to find Him for ourselves. In Exodus they met with God outside the camp. This wonderful Old Hymn, ‘There is A Green Hill Far Away’ speaks about that finding God and what God did for us on the cross, but outside the concept of popular thinking, outside the camp.

Salvation is an individual acceptance, it not a group acceptance, but it is a group walk, after we have made the individual acceptance. Romans 12 verse 16: “Be in agreement with one another. Do not be proud; instead, associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own estimates”.

We need to come to the the cross, pick up our cross, and walk  with The One, Who died and rose again for us. The hill might not look green, but a place of death to most people, but to all those who accept the Salvation offered there, we see it differently as a place of  New Life. Enjoy the Hymn.

V1: There is a green hill far away,

Without a city wall,

where the dear Lord was crucified,

Who died to save us all.

V2: 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.

V3: 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.

V4: Therev was no other good enough

To pay the price of sin;

He only could unlock the gate

Of heaven, and let us in.

V5: oh, dearly, dearly has He loved!

And we must love Him too;

And trust in His redeeming blood,

and try His works to do.

Great words to reflect on, Great words to sing out loud, Great words to reflect on. Enjoy this wonderful old Hymn.

God Bless.

O F J.

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