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484. The Old Rugged Cross

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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.

[Refrain:]
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 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. (Refrain)

3 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. (Refrain)

4 To that 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. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
Title: The Old Rugged Cross
Author: George Bennard (1913)
Refrain First Line: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Redemption in Christ: Christ's Saving Work; Jesus Christ: Self-humiliation
Tune Information
Name: OLD RUGGED CROSS
Composer: George Bennard (1913)
Meter: Irregular
Key: B♭ Major



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