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Legible, audible sheet music. Words by George Bennard (1873-1960), 1913
Tune: OLD RUGGED CROSS by George Bennard (1873-1960), 1913
Key signature: B flat ma

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The Old Rugged Cross

Words by George Bennard (1873-1960), 1913

Tune: OLD RUGGED CROSS by George Bennard (1873-1960), 1913

Key signature: B flat major (2 flats)

Public Domain

Organ Performance at Hymns Without Words

Chords are available in the PDF and in small-print modes

1. 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.

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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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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