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Monday, March 24, 2008

The old rugged cross

The old rugged cross

Text: George Bennard, 1873-1958 12 Music: George Bennard, 1873-1958
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.	(Refrain)

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.	(Refrain)

4.	To that 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.	(Refrain)

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