This is one of my favorite hymns.
1. There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.
2. 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.
3. There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin.
He only could unlock the gate
Of heav'n and let us in.
4. Oh, dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
And trust in his redeeming blood,
And try his works to do.
Though he died, the Savior lives today. I see Him in the people around me. I hear Him in the loving words people speak to each other. I see Him in the kind deeds others work for each other.
I saw Him this week in the people who stood up in testimony meeting and told us how He had changed their lives. I felt Him in the homes of several who are struggling to find Him.
I know that as we try to see Him and His example in the people around us, we will be ready to see Him with our own eyes. Our lives will change. His life and sacrifice will mean something more to us. We will feel a current of love run through our hearts at the most appropriate and needful times during the day. The times when we our feet are pounding the hard pavement with our hearts echoing back a similar reply, we will feel Him. He loves us and I know it.