The Old Rugged Cross
Traditional Hymn

Lyrics Details

Download the PDF Chord Charts for The Old Rugged Cross by Traditional Hymn, from the album Open Hymnal.

SongID 8225
Language English
Album Open Hymnal
Artists Traditional Hymn
InstrumentsGuitar, Ukelele, Piano
File TypePDF
Available Keys A, Ab, B, Bb, C, C#, D, Db, E, Eb, F, F#, G, G#, Gb, Numbers, Numerals
Meter6/4
ThemesJesus, Heaven, Sanctification, Beauty, Blood, Crown, Glory, Calvary, Lamb Of God, Commitment, Suffering, Easter, Communion, Cross, Crucifixion, Sacrifice, Lent, Hymn, Traditional

Lyrics

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suff'ring 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. Verse 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. 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. Verse 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. 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. Verse 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. 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....

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