Christ went up into the hills
Language: English 
Christ went up into the hills alone
Walking slowly the winding way,
Far from the city’s dust and stone,
Up to the lonely hills to pray.

There was no one to go with Him
On His lonely walk in the silent night.
Only the hush of the starshine dim,
Only the shadowed hill-road white,

Only the lambs calling each to each,
And the tender goodnight of dreaming birds.
Only a love too pure for speech,
And a grief too deep for words.

Note: The first name of the author is spelled "Katherine" in Hageman's score.


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Richard Hageman (1882 - 1966), "Christ went up into the hills", 1924?, published 1925, copyright © 1925 [high voice and low voice and piano], Carl Fischer Inc., New York [ sung text checked 1 time]

Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2019-02-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 82