The Hills of Scotland – John Boruff

To the tune of “The Haughs O’Cromdale”

Capo 4

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1. In the year five hundred sixty three, Columba preached the Trinity,

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to the Druids he was bound to save, on the hills o’ Scotland.

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Iona’s where he made his home, and from thence he began to roam,

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with goodness in the Church of Rome, ~ ~     that’s why he came to Scotland. 

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2. Columba couldn’t sail across, and the wizards they began to talk,

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but he prayed for wind in Jesus’ Name, on the hills o’ Scotland.                                                                                                              G

The Druid wizards were so rude, but the saint kept a good attitude,

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angelic lights, they led the way, on the hills o’ Scotland. 

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3. But, when the Reformation came, Wishart the prophet of great fame,

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 he preached the Gospel so to save all the souls o’ Scotland.

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The great John Knox, he came along, he saw that Wishart’s faith was strong,

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Opposing Bloody Mary’s throng   ~ ~ on the hills o’ Scotland.

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4. Angelic lights, they led the way, just like in St. Columba’s day,

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to give them confidence to pray, against the Queen o’ Scotland.

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On his deathbed, Knox, he did say, that Kirkaldy would die in shame,

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from sin he wouldn’t keep away ———-hung he on the hills o’ Scotland.

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About John Boruff

John Boruff is a Philosophy and Religion graduate from UNC Pembroke. In his free time, he blogs about the Christian life; and has special interests in evangelism and spiritual gifts. He identifies himself as a Reformed Arminian Pentecostal. He’s also a husband and dad. John loves street preaching. His influences are Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, John Wesley, Charles Finney, etc. John is always in the process of writing; and is posting free e-books on this site for cultivating a deeper Christian life. Among them are his 'How to Experience God' and 'The Gospel of Jesus Christ.' He is currently working on the lives of great prophets in church history—from Catholic saints to Protestant reformers and revivalists. He is also working on a Biblical theology of poverty alleviation.
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