Old Rugged Cross, The Words: George Bennard Tune: George Bennard G Adim G C Edim C 1. On a hill far a-way stood an old rugged cross, 2. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, 3. In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so di- vine, 4. To the old rugged cross I will ev - er be true; D D7 G ->D7 1. The emblem of suffering and shame; 2. Has a wondrous a- ttraction for me; 3. A wondrous beauty I see, 4. Its shame and re-proach gladly bear; G Adim G C Edim C 1. And I love that old cross where the dear - est and best 2. For the dear Lamb of God left His glo- ry a - bove 3. For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffer-ed and died, 4. Then He’ll call me some day to my home far a - way, D D7 G 1. For a world of lost sinners was slain. 2. To bear it to dark Calva -ry. 3. To pardon and sanctify me. 4. Where His glory for- ever I’ll share. Chorus D D7 G So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, C D C G Till my trophies at last I lay down; G Em G7 C I will cling to the old rugg-ed cross, G D D7 G And exch-ange it some day for a crown.