Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday

photo by MHS
My favorite Palm Sunday hymn is "There is a Green Hill". It was one of the hymns sung at the hymn service on the Titanic, lead by The Revd. Ernest Courtenay Carter.
The words were written by Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander (1818-1895), in 1848, for the collection Hymns for Little Children. The usual tune to accompany the words is "Green Hill" by George Coles Stebbins (1846-1945) composed in 1878 although alternative tunes exist.

There is a green hill far away,
  Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
  Who died to save us all.

    Oh, dearly, dearly has He loved,
      And died our sins to bear;
    We trust in His redeeming blood,
        And life eternal share.

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 from our sins be freed,
  Saved by His precious blood.

There was no other good enough
  To pay the price of sin,
He only could divine life give
  And dwell Himself within. 


Blessings to all

3 comments:

Adrienne said...

Happy Palm Sunday. Lovely hymn...

Mickle in NZ said...

Sincere thanks for your post and the link - you had me back walking through Kings College Chapel in November 1987, gazing up at the incredible ceiling while trying not to bump into others visiting just like me.

I've so enjoyed all your Easter posts, I hope you have a very happy and special Eastertime this year,

Michelle xxx

Emily said...

hi, visiting from HFTS. Just wanted to comment again on your beautiful eggs, truly works of art! Love your peep cups and saucers, adorable.
The hymn by King's College Choir was beautiful...
Thank You for sharing.
Easter Blessings

~Emily
The French Hutch

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