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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. 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.The Old Rugged Cross