77. On a Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross)

1 On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
the emblem of suffering and shame;
and 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.

2 Oh, 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. [Refrain]

3 In the 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. [Refrain]

4 To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,
its shame and reproach gladly bear;
Christ will call me some day to my home far away,
where his glory forever I'll share. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
Title: On a Hill Far Away (The Old Rugged Cross)
Author: George Bennard, 1873-1958
Publication Date: 1999
Scripture: Hebrews 12:2; Galatians 6:14
Topic: Holy Week, The Three Days; Struggle, Faith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: So 'll cherish the old rugged cross
Tune Information
Composer: George Bennard, 1873-1958
Key: B♭ Major

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