The Old Rugged Cross
Scripture: Galatians 6:14
Time Signature: 3/8
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 1: 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.
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.
Verse 3: In the 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.
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.
Chorus: 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.