Friday, April 22, 2011

Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross
(one of my favorite hymns)

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.

O 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.

Happy Good Friday!


Suze said...

your a hymnal girl too! that is one of my favorites! i dont know too many people these days who like hymnals! made my day! happy GOOD FRIDAY! Have a blessed easter!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Lovely! Have a wonderful Easter!