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

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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

On 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

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To the old rugged cross, I will ever be true,
It’s shame and reproach gladly bear
Then He’ll call me someday 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