The Old Rugged Cross

The old rugged cross, yes, I love it

Author: Vivian A. Dake
Tune: [The old, rugged cross! yes I love it]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The old, rugged cross! yes I love it,
Its burdens, reproaches and shame;
And naught else on earth do I covet,
But to bear it for Jesus’ name.

The old, rugged cross, yes, the old, rugged cross,
‘Tis the badge of discipleship here;
And the way to a throne, and a kingdom and crown;
As the way of the cross shall appear.

2 The old, rugged cross, I will cherish;
He bore it up Calvary’s hill;
He bore it that I might not perish,
I’ll bear it in love for His will. [Chorus]

3 The old, rugged cross, highest honor
E’en granted to creature of God,
To bear the great Conqueror’s banner,
I’ll gladly “pass under the rod.” [Chorus]

4 The cross of my Christ, the Anointed,
The badge of redemption from sin,
Its reproach maketh all those appointed,
Crowns and kingdoms eternal to win. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs: adapted especially to sunday schools, prayer meetings and other social services #126

Author: Vivian A. Dake

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1854, Or­e­gon, Ogle Coun­ty, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1892, on a ship near Sier­ra Le­one. Buried: At sea. Dake was the found­er of the Pent­a­cost Bands (not Pen­te­cost­al) that evan­gel­ized Il­li­nois, Io­wa, Kan­sas and Oh­io. He was on a miss­ion­a­ry trip at the time of his death.… Go to person page >

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First Line: The old rugged cross, yes, I love it
Title: The Old Rugged Cross
Author: Vivian A. Dake



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