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Grave On The Green Hillside

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Grave On The Green Hillside


There's a [A]little grave on the [D]green hillside that [A]lies to the morning [E]sun

And the way [A]worn feet often [D]wander there when the [E]cares of the day are [A]done

We [D]sometimes sit in the [A]twilight fall and talk of a far off [E]land

And we [A]sometimes feel in the [D]twilight there the [E]touch of a vanished [A]hand

    

Grave on the green hillside [E]grave on the green hillside

In the [A]years to come we will [D]calmly sleep in a [E]grave on the green [A]hillside

 

And this land is full of these little graves in the valleys plains and hills

There's angel too for each little grave an angel procession (?) fills

I know not how but I sometimes think that they lead us with gentle hand

And a whisper falls on a willing ear from the shore of a far off land

 

And these little graves are but wayside marks that point to a far off land

And they speak to the soul of a better day of a day that's near at hand

Though we first must walk through the chartless fields yet Christ will be our guide

We will reach the shore of a far off land through a grave on a green hillside







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