There is a Green Hill

Cecil Frances Alexander

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 suffer’d there. 
He died that we might be forgiven, 
  He died to make us good,
That we might go at last to heaven, 
  Sav’d 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 lov’d, 
  And we must love him too, 
And trust in his redeeming blood, 
  And try his works to do.

The hill of Calvary, or Golgotha in Jerusalem is where Jesus Christ was Crucified. Traditionally the site is within what is now the Church of the Holy Speulchre.

Main Location:

Calvary, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem, Israel

The Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem

The poet, Cecil Frances Alexander