Christian Worship Song: The Old Rugged Cross

Contemporary worship song lyrics with chords for Christian churches

Home Worship Chords Home Titles A B C D EF G H I JK L MN O PQR S T UVWXYZ Support Search Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

The Old Rugged Cross 
 Lyrics by George Bennard

     A         A7            D           B7
On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
     E          E7           A
The emblem of suff'ring and shame;
       A             A7               D          B7
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
       E             E7          A
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

              E          E7          A
     So I'll cherish the old rugged cross.
              D                       A
     Till my trophies at last I lay down;
             A                       D
     I will cling to the old rugged cross,
           A               E         A
     And exchange it some day for a crown.

Oh 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 cavalry.

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.

To the old rugged cross, I will ever be true,
Its shame and reproach gladly bear,
Then He'll call on some day to my home far away,
Where His glory forever I'll share.

Download these lyrics and chords as PDF file For Printing no ads)
Download these lyrics and chords as PNG graphics file For DTP etc (no ads)