Hymns

The Old Rugged Cross

George Bennard

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
The emblem of suffering and shame
How I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.

O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world
Has a wondrous attraction for me
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.

In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see,
For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,
To pardon and sanctify me.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;
Its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I’ll share.

So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it some day for a crown.

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