On a hill, lone and gray    (video)

 

    Instrumental intro = verse 1

 

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1. On a hill, lone and gray, in a land far away,

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    in a country beyond the blue sea,

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    where beneath that far sky went a man for to die

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    for the world and for you and for me.

 

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Oh, it bows down my heart, and the tear drops do start,

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when in memory that gray hill I see.

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It was there on its side, Jesus suffered, yes, he died,

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to redeem a poor sinner like me.              +  instrumental = verse 1

 

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2. Hark, I hear the dull blow, of the hammer swung low,

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    they are nailing my Lord to the tree.

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    With the cross he upraised while the multitude gazed,

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    he ascended that hill, lone and gray.                +  CHORUS

 

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3. Shout aloud then my soul, let the glad tidings roll

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    from the land to the end of the sea,

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    where beneath that far sky, went a man for to die

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    for the world and for you and for me.

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (The Carter Family)