“There is a green hill far away” on BYU-Idaho

There is a green hill far away,
outside 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.

Yes, yes, I just heard this on BYU-Idaho radio.  Please keep singing this hymn on Lord’s Day Sundays.  I love to hear of the penal substitionary atonement of Jesus Christ.

R.C.H. Lenski writes,

Nothing clings and sticks so frightfully close to the sinner as his sin, guilt, and just punishment.  Blood, shed in substitution for him, this alone is able to free him.  I John 1:7. . . .

The great point is the truth that a Messiah who died, who shed his blood is the only possible Messiah; his blood, which is infinitely more precious, valuable, expiatory than all the other blood of Moses’ testament, the readers ought to prize and not turn from as an offense.

Thank God for the spilt blood of Jesus Christ to pay the penalty for my awful sins.

His work is better.  His blood is better.  His name is better.  Behold His Glory, friends.

11 comments

  1. This is our new B.B.C. song for the month of May. With his guitar, Brian P. led us this morning in singing:

    Jesus Is Our Great Salvation
    Taken from the Gadsby Hymnal #205
    Words – John Adams, 1751-1835
    Music – Clint Wells, 2004

    Jesus is our great salvation,
    Worthy of our best esteem;
    He has saved His favorite nation;
    Join to sing aloud of Him.
    He has saved us!
    Christ alone could us redeem.
    He has saved us!
    Christ alone could us redeem.

    When involved in sin and ruin,
    And no helper there was found,
    Jesus our distress was viewing;
    Grace did more than sin abound.
    He has called us,
    With salvation in the sound.
    He has called us,
    With salvation in the sound.

    Let us never Lord forget thee;
    Make us walk as children here.
    We will give Thee all the glory
    Of the love that brought us near.
    Bid us praise Thee,
    And rejoice with holy fear.
    Bid us praise Thee,
    And rejoice with holy fear.

    Free election known by calling,
    Is a privilege divine;
    Saints are kept from final falling;
    All the glory Lord be Thine!
    All the glory,
    All the glory, Lord is Thine!
    All the glory,
    All the glory, Lord is Thine!

  2. Uh oh. Right now from the Crossroads of Salt Lake City, I am hearing the teaching of moralism from the life of Pinoccio.

    This is anything and everything but the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ that we have been singing about today.

  3. They do but I can’t watch it given that I work 16 hours a day and my firm doesn’t allow internet tv or internet radio.

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