1 Ye fair green hills of Galilee,
That girdle quiet Nazareth,
What glorious vision did ye see,
When He who conquered sin and death
Your flow'ry slopes and summits
And grew in grace with man and God?
2 We saw no glory crown His head
As childhood ripened into youth;
No angels on His errands sped,
He wrought no sign. But meekness, truth,
And duty marked each step He trod;
And love to man, and love to God.
3 Jesus! my Saviour, Master, King,
Who didst for me the burden bear,
While saints in heaven Thy glory sing,
Let me on earth Thy illness wear:
Mine be the path Thy feet have trod;
Duty and love to man and God.
Conder, Eustace Rogers, M.A., D.D., son of Josiah Conder, born April 5, 1820, near St. Albans. He studied at Spring Hill College, Birmingham; took his M.A. degree, with gold medal, in Philosophy, in the University of London, in 1844, and settled at Poole, Dorset, as Pastor of the Congregational Church there. In 1861 he removed to Leeds, as Minister of East Parade Chapel. In 1882 he received the degree of D.D. from Edinburgh University. The following hymns by Dr. Conder are in the Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book 1862-1878:—
1. Oh, bright are the mansions. The Home of the Children of God.
2. Where is the Land of cloudless day? Jesus the Way to Heaven.
Dr. Condor's Heart Chords were printed for private circulation in 1874.… Go to person page >
First published in Henri Frederick Hemy's Easy Hymn Tunes for Catholic Schools (1851), STELLA was a folk tune from northern England that Hemy heard sung by children in Stella, a village near Newcastle-upon-Tyme. In modified bar form (AA'B), the tune has an interesting rhythmic structure. Antiphonal…