Friday, April 22, 2011

The Old Rugged Cross

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.

O that old rugged cross 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

In the old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine
A wondrous beauty I see
For t'was on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me.

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.

~George Bennard


  1. I love this hymn! Thank you so much for posting it, and I wish you and your family a wonderful Good Friday and Easter filled with God's nearness, blessings and peace. Praise God for His wonderful plan of Salvation!! :)

  2. LOVE THIS HYMN!!! Seriously remember singing it many many times!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. A favorite of ours too! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Great hymn, it will definitely be running through my head the rest of the day. :) Prayers for a wonderful celebration of the resurrection of our Savior on Sunday! :)
    BTW - got my friend's t-shirt today! Looks great! Can't wait to share it with her on Easter. :)

  5. Happy Easter and check out your shirts on my BLOG