Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Old Rugged Cross



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

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 that old rugged cross I will ever be true
In 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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always my favorite hymn

Wishing you a beautiful Easter!

4 comments:

WoolenSails said...

My grandmother loved that one too. I hope you had a nice day. We had a nice dinner and have been watching the bible program on the history channel.

Debbie

HomeSpunPrims said...

Hope you had a beautiful day Kelley. Wishing you and your parents a blessed Easter. Big hugs, Lori

Sue said...

That is my very favorite hymn. Thank you for sharing it.
He is risen!!

jennifer768 said...

Hope that you had a wonderful Easter.Love that hymn,thanks for sharing it.Hugs,Jen