The choir of King's College, Cambridge sing the lovely Easter hymn, There IS A Green Hill Far Away. Mrs Cecil Frances Alexander wrote this hymn as she sat up one night with her seriously sick daughter. Many times, traveling to town to shop, she had passed a small grassy mound, just outside the old city wall of Derry, Ireland. It always made her think of Calvary, and it came to mind as she wrote this hymn. Music by William Horsley.
There is a green hill far away, without 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.