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Weekly Hymn: Old Rugged Cross

on July 10, 2014

For the summer, I thought to share a hymn each week. I love hymns – beautiful music and inspirational lyrics. Here’s this week’s hymn, Old Rugged Cross, which describes the beauty of the cross and what it means for us as followers of Christ. It was originally written in 1912 by George Bennard, and has become a popular Christian song.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suff’ring 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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One response to “Weekly Hymn: Old Rugged Cross

  1. One of my favorites! Beautiful song.

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