Cecil Frances Alexander

(Early April 1818 – 12 October 1895 / Dublin)

There Is A Green Hill

Poem by 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.


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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (5/7/2020 2:57:00 PM)

    There was no other good enough
    To pay the price of sin;
    He only could unlock the gate
    Of heaven, and let us in. the redeeming blood. tony(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (3/13/2020 11:57:00 AM)

    3) FIVE loveliest quatrains and so fascinatingly weaved. I like this Poem Song very much.CONGRATULATIONS for The CLASSIC Poem Of The Day. Fantastic! I like most the 4th stanza:
    There was no other good enough
    To pay the price of sin;
    He only could unlock the gate
    Of heaven, and let us in........ALL PRAISE for CECIL FRANCES ALEXANDER.(posthumous)
    Sylvia Frances Chan, The Netherlands Friday 13 March 2020(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (3/13/2020 11:42:00 AM)

    2) Ireland Hymnal. A posthumous collection of her poems was published in 1896 by William Alexander, titled Poems of the late Mrs Alexander. This poem so loveliest thought and worded, what a most beautiful Song about His being crossed at Golgotha and the meaning of this...to make us able to enter heaven, He had paid our sin, so that we are able to come to God again.So much is God's love for us, for mankind.Brilliant poem Song. (see 3)(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances ChanSylvia Frances Chan (3/13/2020 11:35:00 AM)

    Twice chosen as The Classic Poem Of The Day. Hooray! Last year and today, same date. As about the poetess:
    Seven hymns penned by Alexander were included in the 1873 issue of the Church of Ireland Hymnal, and eighteen of her works were contained in A Supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern (1889) . They continue to be well-accepted, as nine of her works were contained in both the 1960 and the 1987 editions of the Church of(Report)Reply

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  • Alexander JulianAlexander Julian (3/13/2020 4:39:00 AM)

    I wouldn't favorite this poem because of religion. However, it's a nicely done tribute to Jesus.(Report)Reply

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  • Dominic WindramDominic Windram (3/13/2020 3:57:00 AM)

    The heart of the Christian message...beautifully expressed!(Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (3/13/2020 2:45:00 AM)

    A poem with sincere attitude has been touchingly inscribed by Cecil Frances Alexander.(Report)Reply

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  • Ramesh T ARamesh T A (3/13/2020 1:57:00 AM)

    Yes, it is man's duty to try His works to do! Thanks for sharing this here!(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (3/13/2020 1:10:00 AM)

    He only could unlock the gate
    Of heaven, and let us in.

    beautiful poem penned on the mercy of God(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (3/13/2019 12:05:00 PM)

    Precious Blood! ! !


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (3/13/2019 10:26:00 AM)

    A nice poem on Lord who was crucified to save the humanity. A beautiful poem indeed. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernadette Meessen (3/13/2019 6:55:00 AM)

    Yes The Prince of the Stars will guide us with his light and love.(Report)Reply

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  • Castellenas JohnCastellenas John (3/13/2019 5:58:00 AM)

    Powerful and true story in the poem. A wonderful poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (3/13/2019 4:22:00 AM)

    A good hymn well remembered from the old days.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (3/13/2019 12:38:00 AM)

    An unlifting and inspiring poem by Cecil Frances Alexander......(Report)Reply

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  • David Olusegun AgbajeDavid Olusegun Agbaje (7/2/2017 7:37:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem, well rhymed! It evokes compassion and love in us as it confronts us with the supreme sacrifice made by our Lord for our salvation.(Report)Reply

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  • Jeanette TelusmaJeanette Telusma (4/22/2017 10:15:00 PM)

    Awesome flow, harmonious and yes so true the words. ++++10(Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (1/8/2017 1:41:00 AM)

    A rare gem of a poet. A master of elegance, simplicity, and clarity; in beautiful sonorous poems, passionately brought forth with spiritual insight. Kudos! My Queen 👑.(Report)Reply

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  • Spock The VeganSpock The Vegan (12/12/2016 11:48:00 AM)

    There was no other good enough
    To pay the price of sin;
    He only could unlock the gate
    Of heaven, and let us in.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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