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Grave on the Green Hillside

There's a little grave on the 4 green hillside
that 1 lies to the morning 5 sun
And the 1 way-worn feet often 4 wander there
when the 5 cares of the day are 1 done
We 4 sometimes sit in the 1 twilight fall
and talk of a far off 5 land
And we 1 sometimes feel in the 4 twilight there
the 5 touch of a vanished 1 hand

Grave on the 5 green hill- 1 side
Grave on the green hill- 5 side
In the 1 years to come we will 4 calmly sleep
In a 5 grave on the green hill- 1 side

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 so mission-filled
I know not how but I sometimes think
that they lead us with gentle hands
And a whisper falls on a willing ear
from the shore of a far off land

And these little graves are the 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

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.