The Old Rugged Cross

 

1.       On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suff池ing and shame;

And I love that old cross where the Dearest and Best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.

 

Chorus

So I値l cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it someday 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.

 

Chorus

So I値l cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it someday for a crown.

 

3.       In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine,

A wondrous beauty I see,

For 稚was on that old cross Jesus suffered and died,

To pardon and sanctify me.

 

Chorus

So I値l cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it someday for a crown.

 

4.       To the old rugged cross I will ever be true;

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He値l call me someday to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I値l share.

 

Chorus

So I値l cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down;

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it someday for a crown.