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63. 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.

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 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 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 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. (Refrain)

Text Information
First Line: On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross
Title: The Old Rugged Cross
Author: George Bennard, b. 1873
Publication Date: 1957
Topic: Christ: Cross of; Christ: Passion; Christ: Sacrifice (5 more...)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: So I'll cherish the old rugged cross
Notes: Now Public Domain
Copyright: © 1913. Renewal 1941. The Rodeheaver Co.
Tune Information
Name: [On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross]
Composer: George Bennard, b.1873
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: © 1913. Renewal 1941. The Rodeheaver Co.
Notes: Now Public Domain



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