Old Rugged Cross, The

   Old Rugged Cross, The
   Words: George Bennard
   Tune: George Bennard

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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;

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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;

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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,

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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.


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So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

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Till my trophies at last I lay down;

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I will cling to the old rugg-ed cross,

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And exch-ange it some day for a  crown.

Old Rugged Cross, The